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NYS train Boda Boda riders to enhance road safety

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The Government has embark on a national training programme for Boda Boda riders as part of measures to promote road safety measures and curb accidents.

The training is set to be conducted at the be the National Youth Service at a cost of Sh750 per rider.

ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru on Thursday said the programme is aimed at enhancing compliance with the traffic rules, road courtesy and impart them with basic first aid skills.

“The process is not an event,” he said of the program that will run for several months.

He was speaking after during a meeting with leaders from the Boda Boda sector- which employs more than a million Kenyans, mostly the youth.Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the Boda Boda Association of Kenya investment scheme, which will enhance their saving skills.The scheme by Nabo Capital, a subsidiary of Centum Investment Company Plc, will provide up to 1.4 million boda boda riders with a tech-enabled savings and investment platform.

ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru on Thursday said the programme is aimed at enhancing compliance with the traffic rules, road courtesy and impart them with basic first aid skills.

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“The process is not an event,” he said of the program that will run for several months.

He was speaking after during a meeting with leaders from the Boda Boda sector- which employs more than a million Kenyans, mostly the youth.

“By and large, one of the big quetion from Boda Boda riders is in regard to training and licensing,” Mucheru said.

Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the Boda Boda Association of Kenya investment scheme, which will enhance their saving skills.

The scheme by Nabo Capital, a subsidiary of Centum Investment Company Plc, will provide up to 1.4 million boda boda riders with a tech-enabled savings and investment platform.

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