At least 240 boda boda riders from Saboti Constituency on Tuesday received admission letters to driving schools to improve their professionalism on the road.
The letters, issued by area Member of Parliament, Caleb Amisi are meant to assist the cyclists join schools to acquire professional driving skills as many join the bodaboda trade without proper skills.
The cyclists will be admitted to different driving schools within the constituency.
Speaking during the function at the County Commissioner’s office in Kitale, Amisi said that the move will improve on road safety, reducing accident caused by the cyclists.
He said that besides cycling, the riders will also be trained in driving motor vehicles to enable them also seek jobs in the industry.
The MP asked the riders who received letters but are from outside the town to wait at their area, saying that driving institutions will reach them at their place as a way of fighting COVID-19.
“We are avoiding congestion in the institution as a way of curbing corona virus and therefore those outside the town will be assigned specific places at their areas,” he said.
The Saboti Assistant County Commissioner, Evans Kaumo asked the bodaboda riders to take their course seriously to benefit them.
Donald Wanjala, a beneficiary of the programme expressed his happiness, saying that in the near future acquiring a driving license was of essence.
The programme is to mainly target youths from,Tuwan, Matisi,Kipsongo and parts of the saboti constituency.
By Ngeywa Mosobin