Kirinyaga: 5,000 boda boda riders receive road safety training
About 5,000 boda boda riders in Kirinyaga County on Wednesday will be entering the third day of a road safety sensitization.
The 5-day activity that commenced on Monday was officiated by Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing director Christopher Kinyua Wanjau who said that the training sessions will range on various factors to tackle different scopes of road safety.
They will include; safety behaviour guidelines, traffic law observance and legal motor vehicle driving license acquisition.
By the end of the workshop, Wanjau says the trainees who will have undergone the cash-free program will be expected to graduate and receive certificates as well as issuance of the new generation driving licenses.
He noted that out of those enrolled in the program a perturbing number of them have foul licenses.
"We had received about 3000 riders from all the five sub-counties, out of which 1500 do not possess driving licenses. That goes to say they are operating illegally and are our main target," said Wanjau on Monday.
The program has been sponsored by the national government in collaboration with transport stakeholders. They have so far undertaken training in Kajiado, Machakos and Kiambu Counties.