Six motorbikes have been confiscated by Police officers in Ndhiwa Sub
County of Homa Bay County as owners flouted government directives set to help reduce the spread of coronavius.
This follows the directive issued by the government that boda boda
operators should wear face masks besides ferrying one passenger per trip
to curb the spread of the killer virus.
Despite the order, the boda boda operators in the area have been
defiant in adhering to the directive and continue to carry several
passengers per trip on one bike.
Confirming the incident to KNA, Ndhiwa Sub County Police commander
Robert Abochi said the motorbikes confiscated were found
carrying more than one passenger while others were riding without
wearing face masks as required by the traffic rules and regulations.
Abochi revealed that the riders abandoned their motorbikes and escaped
after spotting police officers.
The police boss added that the motorbikes are being detained at Ndhiwa
police station until the coronavirus pandemic is over.
He further warned defiant riders that they will be arrested and taken
to court once found.
On his part, Ndhiwa Sub County Bodaboda riders Association chairperson
Dan Nyakwana urged the riders to comply with the government directives
saying they will not allow any rider in the area to carry more than
one passenger andor operate without wearing face masks.
By Dan Oduor and Davis Langat.