NTSA cancels 2.5M fake bodaboda licences

National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA) has cancelled over 2.5 million fake licenses belonging to bodaboda riders.

An official from the authority stated that most of the licenses were duplicates of others done online in cahoots with cyber cafes and after realizing the syndicate, they cleaned their online system and removed them.

Speaking during a national safety educational session to bodaboda riders at Mukhuyu market, Mugai Shirugu ward in Malava constituency, the NTSA official warned that the body was keen and will take action against riders found to have duplicated driving licenses advising them to follow the right procedures in acquiring them.

“We have an online licensing system that can be accessed at any cyber café but do not fake your information as our system will detect the information as wrong and we will cancel your license and take disciplinary action against you,” he said.

At the same time, the operators were asked to obtain a third party insurance that will cover passengers owing to the number of recorded accidents caused by bodaboda riders.

He called for the riders to abide by traffic rules and take proper training instead of using short cuts.

Family Bank Official Geoffrey Muyale called on the riders to invest their income for rainy days.

“We have products cut out for individuals, groups and Saccos where we offer loans for educational, personal and group purposes after a span of six months of savings,” he said.

The Organizing Secretary for Bodaboda Medical Ventures Stephen Shitanda stated that they had brought together different service providers to offer not only educational but medical services to them as one way of giving back to the society and will be traversing other counties to do the same in order to bring sanity in the industry that is quickly growing to be a major income generating activity among the youth.

By Andanje Wakhungu


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