Senate summons interior CS and police IG amidst boda boda misconduct

The Senate has summoned Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and Police Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai to explain before the house ways in which they will restore order and sanity to the boda boda industry.

The senators noted that incidences similar to those witnessed in the viral video of a female motorist being harassed have become a normal occurrence.

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, who triggered the debate, apologized to the lady terrorized by the rogue riders and demanded involved agencies to come up with ways to clean up the sector.

The House to summon Interior CS Fred Matiangi, Police IG Hillary Mutyambai, Nairobi traffic commandant, Nairobi regional commissioner, NTSA and leadership of boda bodas to discuss ways of restoring order and sanity in the sector,” he said.

Isiolo Senator Fatuma Dullo likewise stated that though the sector has given employment to youth, it is unacceptable for a few rogue riders to dent the image of motorcycle operators, citing that additional sectors need to be created to govern the sector.

“You can’t miss an element of people who are wrong. What happened on Friday is unacceptable,” she said.

Marsabit Senator Godana Hargura blamed the mess in the sector on its origin, saying it boda boda sector started off on the wrong foot.

“They need to have a license like any other motorist because right now what is going on is an individual who just buys a motorbike, trains and learns while using the same motorbike on the road where the road users, he said.

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