Speaking at the Narok town Chief’s office, the operators led by their chairman Gideon Lemayian promised not to be used to cause violence by politicians with ill intentions of dividing the residents.
“Most of the motorbikes we are riding were bought on loan. We are not here to joke but to do business and make money. Any politicians who think he will use this sector for wrong motives will not succeed,” said Lemayian.
He called on the government through the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to reduce fuel prices that have adversely affected the sector.
“We are not making any profits at the moment, we request the government to address this challenge as most of the operators have no other alternative means of income,” he said.
The Boda Boda association Coordinator Nick Pareiyo echoed his sentiments, saying the youth in the boda boda sector would not allow politicians to incite them to hatred during this electioneering season.
“Politicians use us and dump us after achieving their interests. This time round, the boda boda operators will not accept any politicians who will divide us along tribal lines,” he said.
Narok Township Member of County Assembly (MCA) Benard Parsaloi said the boda boda sector has been critical in boosting security in the area, as they can easily detect a person with ill intentions within their operation area.
Parsaloi, who is also the County Assembly Majority Leader said the sector has been critical in giving jobs to the many jobless youth, hence called on the National Government to consider lowering fuel prices that have adversely affected the sector.
“Narok town is a cosmopolitan area where we allow all people to operate despite their home background. The only requirement they should meet is to ensure they are registered with the boda boda association for accountability,” said the MCA.
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