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Today’s National Boda Boda Association meeting with Nairobi CBD Riders to launch online Registration and issue of official Tags and Stickers to curb insecurity …
All Motorcycle Kenya Members will be registered and issued the same …


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  1. Pastor Nick Kiplangat. I vehemently disagree with the idea of registering as a member of a body in order to live life in a certain way. Its a dangerous precedent because that’s precisely how criminal cartels work. I think we should all be content with working within the law i.e you are either licenced or not. A sticker on the side of a motorcycle doesn’t prevent a gun from being pulled on someone’s face. Instead, we should focus our energy on making our law enforcement and County Government accountable. They are the ones not doing their job properly. If BodaBoda is a way of life for Kenyans then let the police look out for unlicensed operators and those not respecting traffic rules. The County Government on the other hand should ensure that the bikes do not interfere with other people’s business. That’s just about it. Securing the city has very little to do with bikes not having stickers. Government promotes use of bodaboda to ease transport and makes Kenyans pays tax when they buy a bike. Then the same Government turns around and makes it difficult to do business using the very tool they promote. Also, a non-Government entity issuing ‘Official Stickers’ is obviously a gate-keeper acting on behalf of Government and this will naturally evolve into a criminal cartel. Let’s not promote the idea that a body outside Government can decide who can or cannot do business. Motorcycle Kenya and Boda Boda Association have a place, but their roles should NEVER include licencing on behalf of Government. The idea that you can sell to Government the notion that those without an ‘Official Sticker’ are bad and those with one are good is plainly wrong. Not everyone has to be a member of an association. Not even all practicing law must be members of the Law Society of Kenya .

  2. I insist that we seperate commercial bike matters with private bikers for the sake of our peace of mind. Nothing to do with disrespect…just the same way that matatus and commercial vehicles are handled differently from private vehicles. The initiative is nice but not well thought through. We have a lot of bikers who are not tethered to this city so let whatever plans you engage in reflect the freedom and spirit of biking…hii maneno ya sijui permits na registration ni cashcow for a few and not well thought through especially for bikers in transit…