Boda boda riders and residents of Malava constituency will this weekend be treated to a free medical and other government services courtesy of a group’s efforts of giving back to society.
The management of the Boda boda medical ventures has organized a free service delivery camp where the riders mainly from the ward will receive fee checkups and diagnosis for various ailments as well as be able to receive government services which are normally offered at Huduma centre at the county level including Kenya revenue authority (KRA), Ethics and anticorruption commission (EACC), National transport services authority (NTSA).
According to the Kakamega Boda Boda medical ventures Organizing Secretary Stephen Shitanda, the camp is one of its own in the ward as it targets to not only educate the locals but also empower them on the importance of being responsible riders by having relevant documentations needed by the government.
Most Boda riders break the law but it is not their wish but it is because they lack the relevant documents and do not know the procedures and it is through these camp that we are bringing more services closer to not only them but the public a well to be able to access them and learn the impotence of having such services and document with themselves.
The secretary stated that they have already held in Kakamega and will be moving to other counties to enlighten the masses on the importance of being self-reliant self-discipline and develop a responsible culture of among the riders and public as well.
According to Irine Mutinda, Boda boda medical venture communication officer, the Boda boda trade is a huge income generating business that need to be streamlined by ensuring that the riders have the valid and needed documentation and their medical conditions are known as they interact with many people during their day to day engagements.
She added that they have brought the medical services to ensure that our riders are safe from communicable diseases to ferry passengers and their young one without the fear of them being infected by them and also it is good for their families as if they are safe their families which they mingle with back home will be safe and so we will, it is a noble thing to do and they want to promote the trade to the next level from where it is perceived as just another job for the low lives.
By Wycliffe Andabwa