Kinyanjui has no track record, says Mbugua
Says he spearheaded laws that would drive boda bodas out of business
Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has said former National Transport and Safety Authority Board chairman Lee Kinyanjui should explain his track record before seeking to unseat him.
He said Kinyanjui left behind punitive laws targeting boda boda operators, so he cannot be trusted with the county top job. Mbugua said the laws are draconian and aim to push youths out of jobs.
“We should ask him what he did when he was at the NTSA before he starts asking for votes to become Nakuru governor,” Mbugua said. The two are considered the top contenders for the position.
Speaking in Kuresoi subcounty on Saturday, Mbugua said he has received so many petitions from youth over a law that requires boda boda operators to only carry passengers not exceeding 60kg.
Kinyanjui, however, defended the law, saying it will reduce road acci- dents. He said it was a recommendation by motorcycle manufacturers. “These rules aim to regulate cargo size and volume,” Kinyanjui said.
He said Mbugua is out of touch with reality because he enjoys a Sh20 million medical cover. Kinyanjui urged the governor to visit a motorcycle accidents ward at the Nakuru Provincial General Hospital to see how boda boda operators are suffering.
Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua (R) during a meet-thepeople tour at Wakulima Market in Nakuru town on June 14