Bodaboda riders in Kigumo Constituency are set to benefit as area MP Ruth Mwaniki issues them with reflective gear and road licences after training.
The ceremony will be held at Kangari in Kigumo on Friday after the 600 riders underwent intense training for one month
According to the MP, the youthful operators were also trained on Uwezo fund and personal financial management and how they can form groups to benefit from the fund.
“Each rider will be issued with a helmet, reflectors, jacket and trouser and a certificate confirming they are safe riders on our roads and we call upon all residents to come celebrate this milestone.”
Mwaniki further stated that she will be launching a sacco to help them save with a seed capital of Sh100,000.
“We have indeed witnessed fewer bodaboda related accidents and our aim is to completely reduce bodaboda related accidents on our roads, enhance their discipline and empower them in this sector”
The first term Mp who previously served as a CEO in Export Processing Board (EPC) has stated she will also help train youths in other blue collar jobs after completion of a technical college being set up in the Constituency.
“Our aim is to deliver on what we promised, and then let the people decide whether we will continue serving them after 2022 and we will definitely respect their wishes.” She added.