BodaBoda operators from Machakos Town have agreed to partner with Police in fighting crime which is mostly perpetrated by people using Motorbikes to escape in the late hours of the night. The operators were holding a meeting Thursday in Machakos town and in attendance was Machakos OCS Mohammed Shariff.
The operators however denied working with criminals and said that they were victims as some of the operators had been injured or murdered with the latest incident happening last week where their colleague in Kathiani was found Killed and his motorbike stolen after disappearing for more than 3 days. They however agreed to volunteer information to the police on the criminal gangs.
The Area OCS also noted that criminals had infiltrated the business and action needed to be taken and ensuring all laws are adhered to. He discouraged them from working late hours in the night saying it was not easy to distinguish the criminals from genuine operators in the late hours. He further asked the operators to put on safety gears such as helmets and reflectors and also for the passengers as it was for their own good. He also noted that some of the riders did not have licenses.
The BodaBoda association Chairman Mr. Allan Musembi called on all the untrained operators to undergo training and acquire licenses. He also asked them to exercise caution while on the roads to avoid accidents that are preventable. He also asked riders and passengers to be more vigilant and ensure they report any suspicious characters to the police for action to be taken.