The County Government of Uasin Gishu has generated a unique number for every bodaboda terminal and in every Sub County in a bid to increase the security of both operators and users.
According to County Executive Committee Member for Roads, Transport, Energy and Public Works Eng. Gideon Birir, the operators will be required to write the unique number on the helmets, reflectors, and motorcycles to help customers know who the owner of the motorcycle is as well as enhance the security of the riders.
The bodaboda industry has for a long time been linked to insecurity, a challenge Eng. Birir hopes the new unique number for every operator will help address.
“We urge the operators to ensure the unique number is on their helmets, reflector jackets, and motorcycle. With that number, the passenger can know who and where the operator that is carrying him is. This will help improve the security of the people, both operators, and the users.”– Eng. Birir
The CECM further urged the operators and the public to own the more than 70 bodaboda shades that the County Government has constructed across the county and guard against vandalism or destructions.
He noted that the County has invested a lot of money in setting up the shades across the county in a move aimed at improving the working condition of the bodaboda operators.
“We urge operators and members of the public to own the bodaboda sheds and help us in curbing cases of vandalism. We have invested a lot in the shades and we don’t want them vandalized or destroyed.”– CECM Roads Eng. Birir
Eng. Birir said the shades just like other public infrastructure have been endangered to scrap metal dealers who have been vandalizing them.
“There has been a high rate of vandalism of public infrastructures including billboards and our people should be on the lookout. We are working on installing CCTVs across the county but before that, we want members of the public who benefit from these facilities to help us by being on the lookout.”– Eng. Birir.