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Kisumu Boda Operators Demand for Services.

Boda boda taxi operators in Awasi town have decried the poor services delivered by the Kisumu County government.

Led by their chairman George Omondi Oketch, they lamented over lack of latrines and poor road infrastructure in the area which they said is affecting their daily operations.

Oketch said there was need for the county government to improve on service delivery and build more open shades to protect themselves from harsh weather conditions.

“To boost the county’s revenue through taxes, we must be able to operate in a conducive environment that promote our businesses,” he said.

He said good roads would reduce their operating costs and ensure they are able to pay levies to the county government promptly.

“Diversion to rough roads has cost us dearly. We need smooth roads that would cushion us from frequent repair of our motor bikes,” he said.

The operators appealed to the county government led by Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o and National government to repair the roads and offer quality services to the business community in the area.

They argued that they are unable to service their motor bike loans even though they committed to the financiers of monthly contributions.

“We are struggling to pay for the loans we procured to buy the machines. Let the county government offer effective services and repair major feeder roads in the area to boost our businesses,” said Edward Okeyo, a boda boda rider in the area while speaking to
KNA yesterday in Awasi market.

By John Ochanda

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