​Police Ranks Boda Boda Operators as Leading Killers on Kajiado Roads

Kitengela Traffic Base Commander, Jacob Kasaine explain most causes of accidents in the town and said boda boda operators have caused many deaths on the local roads. Photo by KNU
Kajiado News Update

Kajiado News Update

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Boda bodas are causing more deaths more than known diseases like cancer and HIV/Aids conditions, according to Kitengela Traffic Police Commander, Jacob Kasaine.

Kasaine made the revelation while addressing local journalists after assessing more than 70 unclaimed motorcycles whose owners have either died or went underground after committing traffic offenses in Kitengela.

MCA Daniel Kanchori issues 400 driving licences to boda boda operators in Kitengela. Photo by KNU
MCA Daniel Kanchori issues 400 driving licences to boda boda operators in Kitengela. Photo by KNU

He admitted that managing boda boda operators on the local roads is a major challenge to law enforcement units in the police, adding that most of them do not have valid documents.

“They cause non-injury traffic accidents on daily basis and our officers cannot arrest them because they go under immediately. Some of them even maim pedestrians and escape police dragnet and won’t be seen in the area again,” said Kasaine.

The local police traffic boss however said some of them have been arrested and have cases pending in courts.

He urged commuters who use boda boda services to demand beforehand all the valid documents such as insurance covers, log books and driving licenses so as to ensure their security.

At Kajiado’s Level Four County referral hospital doctors say several spinal injury cases have been handled there and most of them were caused by motorcycle accidents around the region.

Many robbery cases in major towns across the county have been linked to boda boda operators. Police say those operators who operate at night have been assisting criminals by giving rides to homes and business premises.

Earlier in the day, Oloosirkon/Sholinke MCA Daniel Kanchori had issued 425 driving licenses to boda boda operators and matatu drivers in Kitengela town.

Kanchori said he sponsored the training of the drivers at a cost of Sh13, 000 which included payment of the issued documents.

MCA Daniel Kanchori issues 400 driving licences to boda boda operators in Kitengela. Photo by KNU
MCA Daniel Kanchori issues 400 driving licences to boda boda operators in Kitengela. Photo by KNU

“Most of those operators who have lost their lives are from my ward and this is the reason I took the initiative to sponsor their training. I went to the police station and was shocked to learn that many motorcycles had been detained because the owners do not have driving licenses,” said Kanchori.

He added that he has been wasting much of his time on resolving cases of boda boda operators from his ward at the local police station and therefore decided that the only way out is to sponsor them to undergo training.

“Most of these people have families and every time their motorcycles are detained their children go hungry. I have advised them to observe traffic rules and bring sanity to our roads,” said Kanchori.

Kanchori, who will be seeking re-election, has had a number of aspiring candidates from his JP party and other opposition parties who want to unseat him.
Those opposing Kanchori’s re-election will have to go an extra mile in convincing the electorate to change their minds against the incumbent owing to what he has done to his electorate since he was elected in 2013.

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