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Government moves to impose regulation on boda boda

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By Boniface Gikandi | November 17th 2018
Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia at a past function.

A task force will be formed to come up with a set of regulations to guide boda boda transport.

Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said the team will have 60 days to come up with rules and regulations to guide the sector, which has more than 700,000 operators.

Speaking at Gaichanjiru High School during monitoring of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), he said there was need for laws to guide the sector to match with those imposed on vehicles.

“By February next year, the sector estimated to have a million motor cycles will be guided by law,” said Macharia.

He said the motorcycle transport business was popular hence the need for the government to introduce regulations to ensure safety of the public was guaranteed.

“In all the health facilities are special wards meant to victims of boda boda accidents, this must end as the law will catch up with offenders,” he said.

On road networks, the CS said billions of shillings would be spent in connection major roads with the Northern Corridor. He said design for the proposed Kenol- Marwa- Nanyuki dual carriage highway was complete and construction will soon kick off.

“The government will embark on designing the Nanyuki-Isiolo dual carriage highway to enable connection with Lamu- Isiolo- Moyale and South Sudan," he said.

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