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MCAs urged to come up with a bill to control how girls sit on motorcycles

A Ward representative in Busia wants the Assembly to formulate regulations that will guide how boda boda operators carry female passengers.
Makongeni MCA Peter Imuatok has urged Busia MCAs to come up with legislations to regulate how teenage girls sit on boda bodas.
Speaking during Busia border Marathon on Monday, Imuatok said girls sitting with legs apart while holding tightly onto the riders contributed to immoral behaviour.
“We have to be keen on how girls below 18 years sit on the motorcycles,” he said adding that traditionally, girls were taught to sit sideways.
He argued that there were some retrogressive laws that need to be changed adding that discipline among teenagers is wanting.
“Traditionally, discipline was a common communal role, but today, the role has been delegated to pastors,” he said.
The MCA at the same time urged elected leaders across the country to focus on development instead of engaging in 2022 politics.
“Early campaigns will only derail the country’s development,” he said terming those agitating for 2022 presidency as political brokers.
Marachi Central MCA Patrick Obuya said parents need to know the behaviour of the riders whom they entrust with ferrying their daughters to school.
“We should start by sensitizing parents to ensure that those riders entrusted with their daughters are morally upright before looking at sitting arrangements,” he said.
The marathon which consisted of 15 kilometres and 100metre race for both male and female athletes was aimed at sensitizing the local youth against teenage pregnancy.
Busia has been categorized as one of the counties leading in both HIV prevalence and teenage pregnancies.
By Salome Alwanda

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