State to train BodaBoda across the country through NYS costing each rider Sh 750

 

Boda Boda association meeting

 

The government announces a national training programme targeting Boda Boda riders across the county, which will be taken through NYS.


ICT CS Joe Mucheru announced on Thursday after assembling the Boda Boda leadership and partners.


“I am very satisfied to announce that NYS represented by Council chair Njuki Mwaniki is here in preparation for the begin a national training of all Boda Boda riders who require not only safety training but also on how to act on the roads,” Mucheru said.

The government hopes to complete the programme in the next few months to assure riders acquire essential skills and licences.
 

 The programme will cost Sh750 per rider.


Njuki said that Boda Boda sector is one of the biggest industries that has transformed the country.


He said that the training will be spread out to include all constituencies and the main objectives include enforcing discipline and obedience to traffic laws and the highway code.


President Uhuru Kenyatta met with the Boda Boda leaders last Friday and promised that his administration was committed to supporting them.


The President committed that the government will give the riders association’s investment scheme full support.


Uhuru had highlighted the need for the industry to follow traffic and safety rules for the protection of lives and assets.

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