Bodaboda operators in Mombasa have urged the government to work together with stakeholders in the industry following President Uhuru’s directive to streamline the sector.
Mombasa Bodaboda Association Chairperson Samwel Ogutu asked bodaboda riders to fully cooperate with the government in enforcing the directive.
Speaking in Mombasa Ogutu said the sector has provided thousands of jobs opportunities for Kenyans within the county hence should be supported.
“This sector has employed more than twenty thousand people in Mombasa county. The government should fully involve us in this exercise,” he said.
He noted:’’ Most of our families will be adversely affected by this presidential directive,”.
Ogutu further indicated that the association has already put in place measures to ensure that they identify genuine members.
“Plans are in place to ensure that we identify genuine members. This is through issuing a specific colour code and numbers for each motorbike within Mombasa,” he said.
On the other hand, Martin Oloo, the association coordinator said the sector plays a pivotal role in combating insecurity in Mombasa county.“We have developed a harmonious relationship with law enforcement officers. We we are afraid this relationship is likely to be interfered with,” he lamented.