Matatu, boda boda riders pledge safety and oppose all violence against women
Matatu and boda boda operators have signed a pledge to support gender equality, under a programme spearheaded by the Public Service ministry.
CS Sicily Kariuki brought together the Matatu Welfare Association and Boda Boda Association on Saturday to back the campaign known as HeforShe.
The campaign will help eradicate gender-based violence by making public spaces safe for women, men, girls and boys. “Dealing effectively with GBV will require the input of both men and women, communities, organisations, institutions, and companies from all sectors,” Kariuki said.
The HeforShe campaign was started by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the second African president to make the pledge. Deputy President William Ruto signed up, as well as legislators and locals in Marsabit and Garissa.