Boda boda operators in Kiserian Kajiado County area are appealing for support from the government to cushion them against the coronavirus pandemic.
Kenneth Ngugi one of the operators says that business has gone down since the pandemic started as most people fear using boda boda as a mean means of transport because of the social distance challenge.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio News, Ngugi says that they are also experiencing the payment challenge as most ladies do not like paying via mobile money service.
According to Ngugi, the ladies fear that their numbers will be picked by the boda boda operators who in turn start harassing them by asking them to go out with them.
“Dem hawezi kukutumia kwa sababu unajua tu watu wa pikipiki wanapenda madem, wanapenda kutongoza wasichana that’s why wanapenda kutumia cash.) Ladies cannot send you cash because they know that boda boda operators like women so they will start asking them out,” said Ngugi.
“And when they pay cash, they in turn put us in a lot of risk because most of us do not walk with hand sanitizers,” he said.
Cheza Clean Caravan yesterday toured Kiserian area and dished out bars of soap, sanitizers and masks.
The #ChezaClean campaign is being held in partnership with Parrot Group, Shell and Ghetto Radio.