Boda boda oper­a­tors say they will defy or­ders to leave the CBD in two weeks

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

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.

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