The implementation of the recommendations by the Boda Boda Taskforce will now take longer as the deadline has been extended to allow for extensive consultations with stakeholders in the industry.
The extension is also to provide the task force ample time to organize a national convention on these matters before the recommendations take effect on 1st May 2019.
Cabinet Secretaries, James Macharia and Dr. Fred Matiang’I with the National Assembly’s Parliamentary Caucus on the transport sector reforms led by Hon. Moses Kuria in the presence of the Taskforce on boda-boda reforms and other stakeholders when they came to this decision.
Stakeholders have requested for more time to engage with the task force in order to provide meaningful solutions to operational challenges such as the issuance of the motorcycle licenses and insurance affordability.
In view of the fact that most bodaboda riders rely on their daily earnings to meet the licensing and insurance requirements, we find this request reasonable.
In regard to the operations of Proboxes and Sientas as PSVs, NTSA and the police will continue to operate within the law.
Any changes required to the traffic laws and regulations should be referred to parliament for review and enactment.
“While heeding to their request, we the undersigned, continue to reaffirm the Government’s commitment towards the trajectory of reforms in the transport sector. The extension is in the interest of giving all stakeholders a fair chance to present their views for,” the CS’s said.