The National Bodaboda Safety Association of Kenya has directed its members to adjust fares upwards, in line with the increased petroleum products costs. In a press release, by the National Chairman Mr. Kevin Mubadi, the members are directed to adjust the fare rates with immediate effect. “We wish to request our members to adjust the released fare rates, with immediate effect”, says Mr. Mubadi in a circular at our disposal. “we also wish to urge the government and our president to reconsider the stand on the above subject matter and save kenyans from huge expenditure they will have to incur”, adds Mubadi.
In the circular, the fares in all cities(Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nakuru) will not be less than Kshs. 100. Any ride outside the said cities will be charged at over Kshs. 200. In other towns’ CBDs(Busia, Nyeri, Naivasha, Bungoma and others) the fares shall be over Kshs. 50 and Kshs.100 and above for their environs.
This comes after the Matatus increased fares yesterday that led to massive outcry from travelers. The members of parliament plan to hold a ‘Kamukunji’, today, to chat the way forward.
The Bodaboda safety association of Kenya is a National legally registered body representing riders in Kenya with view of reconstructing the industry and looking into the welfare of the riders in the republic of Kenya. The association works as a bridge between the riders and the government.