Boda boda operators say they will defy orders to leave the CBD in two weeks
A showdown looms between Nairobi askaris and boda boda operators after the riders said they would defy an order to leave the CBD. County secretary Robert Ayisi yesterday gave them two weeks to leave the city centre after a court gave the county the green light to remove the operators. “We don’t want to move up and down with them. That is why we have been quiet since the court ruling last week, to give them time to leave on their own,” Ayisi said. “We will, however, move in if they fail to leave of their own volition in two weeks.” But in a quick rejoinder, the boda bodas’ association chairman, Ken Onyango, said they will not leave until the county establishes and gazettes operating areas for them. He said the new transport regulations require the county, in collaboration with the National Transport and Safety Authority, to establish operating areas for boda bodas.