Nairobi City County Government has rolled out the issuance of the Rapid Results Initiative identification system to Bodaboda riders operating on the upper sections of Nairobi’s Central Business District.
The Nairobi City County Deputy Governor Njoroge Muchiri yesterday presided over the event to provide the Upper CBD bobaboda riders with the RRI IDs at City hall in the first step to ensure that the bodaboda sector in the CBD is orderly.
The RRI which was provided courtesy of the Nairobi City County Inspectorate have been technologically fitted with a chip and a unique number which can be used to identify the bodaboda rider.
The riders were issued with Identity cards which once scanned will display the details of the rider including their Sacco and identification details as a measure of security.
Eminent Boda Transcoop Sacco members thanked the Deputy Governor for leading in the issuance urging other Bodaboda riders in Nairobi to organise themselves in Saccos to ensure that the sector is well regulated and orderly.
DG Muchiri encouraged the Bodaboda riders to embrace the tradition of saving in their Saccos noting that since the Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja had initiated the school feeding program, riders who are also parents, can now have an extra income to put in savings.
“The Governor Sakaja has began the school feeding program that is led by the County Executive Committee Member for inclusivity, public participation and customer service Suzanne Silantoi and therefor, you don’t have to worry about your child’s lunch and that money can go into savings,” Muchiri said.
The DG encouraged the riders to get ready to acquire electric bodabodas once they are rolled out noting that that is where the world is heading, at the height of high petroleum products prices.
“The RRI program will be a game changer since we have fed all details of the rider in the system and moving forward, I want you to keep saving and when electric bodabodas come, in your Saccos, you can start changing to the electric rides since that is the direction that the world is taking,” the DG added.