PHOTOS: Kenyans take to the streets over attack on city motorist by rogue boda boda operators

Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris led other women in protest against harassment of women motorists by boda boda operators. [Wilbergforce Okwiri, Standard]

Today morning the government announced a plan to form a special task force to streamline the boda boda sector in the country.

The announcement came as women organisations held protests in Nairobi to condemn an incident in which a female motorist was attacked by boda boda operators on Nairobi’s Wangari Maathai Road.

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i said he will ensure everyone involved in the assault gets arrested.

Some of the women who protested within Nairobi. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

“Nothing short of a very ruthless and radical reorganisation of the boda boda sector is going to solve this [menace],” the CS said.

Promising to act on proposals to regulate the sector, Matiang’i said the impunity witnessed in the motorcycle industry will no longer be tolerated.

A section of women protests against sexual harassment by boda boda operators with Nairobi. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

Kenyans on social media took to various platforms to express their anger after a video of a young woman being harassed by a crowd of Boda Boda riders went viral.

Police reports so far indicate that 32 people have been arrested.

Several groups led by FIDA-Kenya protest violence against women and girls in Nairobi. [Fred Kagonye, Standard]

Several groups, led by FIDA-Kenya, protest violence against women and girls in Nairobi. [Fred Kagonye, Standard]

(Photos by Wilberforce Okwiri and Fred Kgonye)