Lumakanda Member of County Assembly (MCA), Samson Mmbasu has promised to cater for driving training and licence costs for boda boda riders in his ward.
Mmbasu made the remarks at Lumakanda Friends Church where he officially presented driving licenses to a total of 50 boda boda operators who successfully completed driving training and tests a month ago.
The MCA said the main objective of the ambitious programme was to improve the boda boda industry by scaling down avoidable tragedies associated with it.
“The number of accidents and deaths involving boda boda operators in the ward is alarming,” noted Mmbasu.
Mmbasu hailed the boda boda industry, saying it was playing a significant role in the transport and communication sectors within the country.
“Thus my decision to assist the operators acquire professional skills and valid traffic documents in order to enhance service delivery in the transport sector,” he added.
The ward representative advised the boda boda operators to form social welfare savings group to enable them pool resources together for both individual and communal economic growth and development.
Mmbasu urged the riders to respect human life and property by assisting security agencies to identify and weed out criminal minded individuals from among them.
Addressing the same gathering, Lumakanda Officer Commanding Police Station (OCS), Mr. William Oyugi lauded the MCA’s gesture which he said will help restore sanity in the boda boda sector.
He, however, urged the operators to obey traffic rules, key among them having two reflector jackets, two helmets, valid riding licenses and insurance covers.