Raila Odinga, the head of the ODM, now wants law enforcement to cease harassing boda boda drivers. His comments came after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a national crackdown on the sector a few days ago. The former Prime Minister cautioned against categorizing all riders in the country as criminals. While denouncing the Forest Road incident in which a female motorist was assaulted in broad daylight, the Opposition Leader warned against punishing innocent riders for the sins of others.
A video of a bunch of rogue riders abusing and molesting a female driver in Nairobi following an accident went viral earlier this week. Raila demanded that authorities cease harassing all operators and instead identify and prosecute the big criminals. He claimed that the sector, which has provided chances to thousands of young people across the country, has only a few bad apples. Raila believes that individuals responsible for the terrible incident should face the consequences.
“We must all condemn an event in Nairobi when a woman was assaulted by Bodaboda operators.” If someone makes a mistake, they are committing a crime and should be prosecuted. Raila stated, “Let not all the riders be made to suffer for the crimes of others.” “Whoever did that should face the consequences,” he added. It shouldn’t be interpreted as a broad criticism of the entire industry. “Police should not target all riders because of the actions of a few.”