The Mwala OCPD, Henry Kimathi has directed bodaboda operators to sign up with Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies in a move aimed at taming criminals masquerading as operators.
Speaking to KNA in Mwala, Kimathi said the move will help security agencies to easily identity the gangs from genuine riders, especially at night.We urge the operators to register with operational SACCOS or form new ones for easy identification when need arises.
Kimathi said he will liaise with the office of the area member of parliament to aid training and certification of the bodaboda operators after they have signed up with SACCOs.
He added that some of the security incidences reported at night in Mwala revolve around bodaboda riders who turn on their passengers or vice versa, noting that security officers can fight such vices with proper identification mechanisms.
The OCPD spoke after the area MP, Vincent Musyoka decried the escalating insecurity, citing a case on Tuesday, in Kathama area, where a middle aged man was beaten and left for dead, and that police did not follow up the case after it was reported to them.
Source: Kenya News Agency