Boda boda operators to note down customer name, ID at night
Boda boda operators in Lari should have a passenger register at night to reduce cases of robbery, an official has said. Deputy county commissioner Aaron Koros said they should record their customers’ names, ID numbers and mobile phone numbers from 7pm until 12pm. He said three years ago, operators would be maimed, injured or killed every week and their motorcycles stolen. But the trend stopped when the government and the operators partnered to enhance security, Koros said. “It seems the robbers are coming back,” he said. Speaking to the press on the phone, Koros said security has been beefed up. He added that police and administrators are educating operators on personal security. “We have started having meetings with them, teaching them how to handle customers at night and making suspicion reports,” Koros said. On Wednesday last week, a passenger hit operator Francis Marete on the head with an iron bar and two other men stabbed him then fled. Marete was discovered by AP officers on patrol and was rushed to Nazareth Hospital. Area MP Mburu Kahangara said boda bodas have created jobs, but robbers are frustrating the business by robbing, injuring and killing operators.