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Mathare Bodaboda Operators Hold Consultative Meeting With OCS

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A section of bodaboda operators from Mathare and Huruma yesterday held a consultative meeting with area OCS to discuss a myriad of issues regarding insecurity and harassment.

The meeting comes amid concerns over the rising numbers of crimes being committed by criminals posing as bodaboda riders.

Huruma OCS Robert Mugo says that among the mechanisms include all bodaboda stages to come up with constitutions that govern how they conduct business in the area.

“This will help curb the high numbers of criminal cases being reported in the area ans also eliminate foreign criminal elements,” said Mugo.

Mugo also wants them to help them get motorbikes that are illegally in the hands of young children who have dropped out of school.

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“We want these children in school. Riders in the area should help us take away the dangerous machines from their hands,” he said.

Huruma Stage Bodaboda Chairman Robert Namulanda however insisted majority of the crimes committed by bodaboda operators are criminals who are out to tarnish the industry.

“I am hereby warning bodaboda operators against hiring their bodabodas to criminals who are using them to commit crime. I am appealing to my fellow bodaboda operators to please take this job as a career to give it grace and honour,” said Namulanda.

The forum between the bodaboda operators and the police was organized by Plan International and Generational Shapers.

Among others issues addressed include Gender Based Violence, corruption among others.

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