Boda boda Safety Association of Kenya has called on its members to register in the National Information Management System a move that will help them weed out criminals who are ruining the sector.
According to the association chairman Kevin Mubadi if all Bodabodas’ data are captured then police will have an easy time in cracking down on criminals terrorising people.
“The sector is suffering because some of us have not been registered in NIMS we have directed all our chairmen to ensure this is done so that it becomes easy to trace these criminals,” he said
He has also asked the public not to profile the whole sector saying those engaging in mugging incidents should be treated as normal criminals.
“We have not said we are that innocent but the whole sector shouldn’t be profiled ….we have a total of 1.5 million riders and they have different characters,” he added.
July 5th at Ruiru a bodaboda rider snatched a mobile phone from a lady in Ruiru.
The lady, who was in the company of her three friends, was using the mobile phone before a rider snatched it and sped off.
The Director of Criminal Investigations has however, urged members of the public who may have fallen victims of muggings and robberies to make formal reports.
“Many are scenarios when suspected muggers go scot-free even after they have been arrested along various streets and walks within the CBD, as the few who report at the station fail to pursue their cases or never turn up for hearings,” DCI said in a statement.