Boda bodas banned from Nairobi CBD

Nairobi CBD Out of Bounce for Boda boda riders

On Tuesday, a notice from Governor Mike Sonko’s office declared that the new regulation was to take effect immediately.

"Any operator and passenger found contravening this law will be arrested for an offence punishable by hefty fines and long jail terms as provided for in the Traffic Act, 2014."

Peter Mbaya, a senior City Hall inspector defined the boda boda operators as reprobate adding that they do not respect traffic rules.

Mbaya was quick to point out that many cases have been reported of criminals using motorcycles to escape after committing crimes.

"Some of these boda boda riders work with gangsters and organise crimes. We cannot risk allowing them to continue operating within the CBD."

Mbaya said the riders can drop their passengers in Ngara, Globe roundabout, Uhuru Park and OTC.

This move is also aimed at unclogging the CBD hence easing movement within the city.

Nairobi residents recently forwarded their complains to Governor Sonko after streets were occupied by hawkers displaying their wares all over including walk paths leaving passers-by with nowhere to walk through.

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