Kenyan MPs are set to travel to Thailand, to benchmark on how to reduce runaway insecurities in the bodaboda sector.
The National Assembly Security and Administration Committee is planning a benchmarking trip to the Southeast Asian country, to borrow knowledge to end insecurity in a sector that has employed thousands of youth countrywide.
The committee chairperson, Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange says they settled on Thailand because the country has managed to streamline its boda boda sector, “completely obliterating crime.”
“Places like Thailand also have more motorbikes than us, ” says MP Koinange.
Koinange further said that the government is committed to streamlining the sector, and is in the process of rolling out programs to address the increasing road safety challenges brough about by boda bodas..
The program will be targeting at least 1.3 million bodaboda operators.
Koinange also said that the transport sector has issued 1.6 million licenses to bodaboda operators in Kenya since 2019.