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Nairobi Bodaboda Operators to Wait Longer for NYS Training

Bodaboda operators in Nairobi without riding licenses will have to wait longer for NYS training following delays that have marred the exercise.

Bodaboda Association of Kenya Chairman Kevin Mubadi says the exercise begun in Western Kenya and that the NYS are understaffed which is a major challenge.

“We want to ask our riders to stay calm and wait for the process flow as it has been planned. The NYS officers conducting that exercise are not enough if you compare with the number of Bodaboda riders. They have so far covered Western counties including Kisumu city and soon they will be in Nairobi and Mombasa,” Mubadi said.

Meanwhile Mubadi has called on those who can sponsor them to do the training at recognized driving schools.

“Our members who can afford the training can just go ahead and enroll in recognized driving schools so that they have licenses. If you are arrested for not having a license then you will not have an excuse,” he added.

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According to ICT and Youth Affairs Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, all bodaboda operators are supposed to be licensed and be registered on Bodaboda Information Management to weed out unregistered operators.

“We hope to complete this programme in the next few months to ensure all riders are trained and have obtained requisite skills and licenses. Within the year, we hope we will have appropriate training and safety for the future that will transform the industry. We will work with chiefs to ensure we can access the riders. We need to get to them by going where they are,” Mr Mucheru stated.

By Allan Otieno