Boda boda riders in Muhoroni warned over laxity in combating COVID-19 pandemic


Boda Boda riders in Muhoroni sub county, Kisumu County have been faulted for flouting directives issued by the Ministry of Health to combat the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

The sub county commissioner Erick Wanyonyi says the riders have failed to adhere to the guidelines issued out.

Wanyonyi says the riders continue to carry more than one passenger contrary to the order.

He says Corona virus is real and nobody should go against measures put in place to keep people safe.

Speaking when he distributed sanitizers and face masks to the riders’ representatives in the sub county, the commissioner noted that more sensitization exercise will be conducted across the sub county.

Area MP Onyango Koyoo appealed to security apparatus in the area to keep crating awareness among the riders on the danger of the virus.

Koyoo told security agents not to use much force in enforcing the order among the riders and embrace dialogue with them.

He says the virus will stay in Kenya if the public declined to follow the directives of the government.

The MP announced that he got support from Agro Chemical that donated the sanitizers and the face masks which was also distributed to markets in the sub county.

The sub county boda boda chairman Emmanuel Obiero however says they have tried to comply by the government rules.

Obiero announced a massive sensitization in all the bases of the cyclists to ensure they don’t go against the orders issued by the government.

He says all the bases will be supplied with the sanitizers and face masks.