Boda boda riders at Nyasi market stage in Nabiswa ward, Kiminini Constituency have launched a complaint against some of the motorbike loan lenders, whom they allegedly accused of harassing them for demanding high daily charges of up to 450 Kenyan shillings which they termed as expensive according to current status of the country’s economy.
The squad being led by Simon Wanjala called on the County government of Trans Nzoia under the leadership of George Natembeya to intervene and form regulatory body that will keep those companies on check by standardizing the amount of money they should pay on daily basis so as to save some amount for the expenses of their family.
They blamed the said companies to factor issues such as lack of customers and high fuel prices, by taking back the loaned motorbikes from them even if they happen to have paid more than half of the agreed amount of money to own the machine.
“I would like to call on our area MP Maurice Bisau and the Governor to come in and save us from the huge loses we are incurring from some of these companies, they have developed a habit of taking back motorbikes to the company despite the fact that someone has struggled to pay up to 80% of the loan.” Wanjala stated.
They further demanded for inclusion in the County government budgets for them to benefit from the resources of the government like other groups of people in the County.
By Andrew Fingili