Lugari OCPD Benedict Mwangangi has directed boda boda operators in the Sub County to put special logos on their motorbikes to curb increased cases of motorbike theft in the area.
Addressing the local tax operators at Makutano and Panpaper, Mwangangi said the logo should indicate the area they operate from. “If you operate from Makutano or Panpaper or Lumakanda stage then the logo should show your area of operation and the Sub County,” said Mwangangi.
The OCPD said the logo must be permanent and be easily visible, arguing that the owner can easily be traced in case the motorbike is stolen or involved in illegal activities.
The police boss also directed all boda bodas to have an identification card that shows they operate in the area cautioning them against operating within the Sub County without proper identification. “This move will help to identify the thieves who have been using
motorbikes to steal from residents of Lugari Sub County,” Mwangangi said.
He told base chairmen to have a register of all their members together with their motorbike registration numbers and also to avail a copy of the same to his office.
At the same time, the OCPD urged boda boda operators to undertake training and get licenses so that they can be professional in their business. He also called on them to have insurance as part of safeguarding themselves and their motorbikes.
Calling on them to work closely as a team Mwangangi also advised the operators to form Saccos that will help them acquire loans and invest in other income-generating activities.