Sakaja’s directives to boda boda riders in a bid to curb crime.
Yesterday, Nairobi county governor, Johnson Sakaja addressed the surging crime rate in Nairobi county.
In his addresse at AIPCA Dandora on Sunday, November 13, Sakaja noted that his government is aiming to register all boda boda riders based on their area of operations.
Among Sakaja’s directives to boda boda riders is strict wearing of reflectors that will indicate your area of operation and designated drop off.
He added that, he is committed to weeding out, rogue boda boda riders, who are throwing dirt on the name of their sector.
He said,”People engaged in the boda-boda sector are not thieves, there could be one or two elements who are tarnishing the name of the sector. Once we have registered all of them, the riders will have reflector jackets that will have their area of operation.”
“When the riders come to town, they will have drop-off points and specific drop-off stages. We have already started the process,” he added.
Additionally, Nairobi county first in command, removed streets families and hawkers from footbridges.
He stated,” To make sure that there is security there were street families that were staying there and we have cleared them, we have cleaned the bridge, the fire department has come with its pipes and nobody will be allowed to conduct business to live on our bridges and fly-overs.”
“If you want a space for trade we will find you a space for trade but not in a public utility like that,” he added.
Hon. Sakaja, further mentioned that he has tabled talks with the IG of police. They will work together to ensure, the crime rate is at zero.
Hon. Sakaja said,”Just spoken to the new Inspector General of Police. We have agreed to meet and share solutions and tasks in restoring order and security in Nairobi. Security may be a National Function but it’s our shared responsibility. We will support our officers as they protect our people.”