Musician turned politician Charles Njagua alias Jaguar has moved to court to have the Nairobi county government barred from outlawing boda boda operators from operating in the Central Business District (CBD).
Jaguar says that the decision by the county government to ban boda boda’s from CBD was reactionary and as reached without consultations with relevant stakeholders.
“The move is ill-informed as the acts of some individuals, should not be visited upon the rest as this is equivalent to issuing blanket blame,”
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The county government announced the ban on Monday saying it was necessary in order to curb the rising cases of insecurity within the city.
“Pursuant to the provisions of the Traffic Act CAP 403 of 2014 of the Laws of the Republic of Kenya, the county government of Nairobi wishes to inform all motorcycle operators ferrying passengers to and from the CBD that such activities have been banned with immediate effect,” the notice by acting County Secretary Leboo Morintat read in part.
The notice warns of hefty fines, arrest and long jail terms for riders found contravening the directive.
“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.”