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Kakamega County Government provides insurance to BodaBoda workers

Kakamega County Government provides insurance to BodaBoda workers
Kakamega Bodaboda riders at stage. /Photo: Courtesy

The Kakamega County government is in the process of finalizing an agreement with the Co-operative bank regarding the provision of insurance to boda boda operators in the county.

Kakamega County Deputy Governor Prof. Philip Kutima, said that once the plan is finalized, it will help the boda boda attendants from the dangers they face in their daily activities.
“At the moment we are dealing with insurance through the Co-operative bank where we intend to provide boda boda operators,” said Kutima.
Speaking in Kakamega on Sunday, Kutima said the industry has employed many young people while causing many road accidents in the county and causing huge losses to the victims.
Meanwhile, Prof. Kutima said the county government would train and licens the bodaboda operators.
“So far we have trained and licensed 600 bodaboda operators across the country,” hinted the deputy governor.
The county’s minister for roads, energy and construction Kulati Wangia, said there were very few bodaboda workers receiving training in the county.
“We conducted a survey in the Navakholo area and found that of the 12 crew members, only four had received training and licensed motorcycle licenses,” the minister explained.