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Police, County Askaris On The Spot Over Sustained Boda boda Arrests


Police officers and Nairobi city inspectorate officers have been asked to strictly adhere to the directive of Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu that allowed bodaboda riders to continue operating in the city except Central Business District.

Activists led by Lawrence Oyugi says that the police and a section of Nairobi City Inspectorates are still harassing the riders especially along Kirinyaga Road and University Way.

“We are perturbed that some police officers are still harassing the bodaboda riders. Those who are far away from CBD are nabbed and their motorbikes are confiscated. I think Governor Kananu was very clear on this matter that the riders are free to continue with their businesses until the marked clothes per sub-county are distributed,” Oyugi said.

“We are against it and no one should be harassed again because of what happened,” he added.

In a meeting with bodaboda riders last week Kananu gave an assurance to the operators that City County law enforcement officers will not harass them but she barred riders from Nairoibi CBD.


“I believe in empowerment of the youth and I would also like each Sacco to identify representatives who will be trained by the County on disaster management so that we can use our bodaboda operators during emergency cases on our roads,” she said.

They further stated that all bodaboda operators  in Nairobi will be registered at the Sub County level, after which they will be issued with unique identification numbers.

“Sanity must be restored in Nairobi City County. All boda boda riders have to be registered through Saccos to enable the County government weed out rogue operators,” said the governor.

By Allan Otieno