MPs oppose boda boda insurance directive
SEE ALSO :Minting money from recycled waste“We have to re-look that particular issue,” said Kesses MP Swarup Mishra. “Asking the riders to pay more insurance premiums to include their passengers is beyond the means of these young people. If they fail in that line of business, they are likely to turn to crime.” Although the lawmakers supported other taxation measures by Treasury that are intended to fund the budget, they noted that a majority of MPs were uncomfortable with the insurance requirements for boda bodas. The MPs said a majority of the riders are financially and economically challenged, adding that heaping the burden of insurance premiums on them will only worsen the situation. MPs Hilary Kosgei (Kipkelion West), George Aladwa (Makadara), Simba Arati (Dagoretti North) and Elisha Odhiambo (Gem) said that they will fight the proposal.
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