The government on Thursday, October 29 launched a national training program for boda boda riders.
The countrywide training program will be done through the National Youth Service (NYS) and will cost Ksh750 per boda boda rider.
ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, while launching the program, said that the riders will trained on road safety and how to behave while on their daily activities.
“By and large, one of the big asks by boda boda riders is in regards to training and licensing. This process is not an event. It is a programme that we hope to complete in the next few months to ensure that all riders are trained and ensure that they obtain requisite skills and licenses.”
“Within the year, we hope that we will have appropriate training and safety for the future that will transform the entire industry,” said CS Mucheru.
Mucheru was accompanied by National Youth Service Council Chair General Lt. Gen (Rtd) Njuki Mwaniki, who expressed his confidence in the boda boda sector saying that it’s one of the biggest sectors in the country.
“In this regard, we are rolling out a training programme to cover all constituencies in the country.”
“The training will take one week to get a license and the training will cost Ksh.750,” Mwaniki stated.
The NYS Council boss added that the program seeks to attain discipline and obedience to traffic laws and highway code among boda boda riders.
He said that it will enable riders understand the characteristics of motorcycles and their maintenance; first aid, preventive hygiene among other things.