Parliamentarian launches high profile Boda Boda training
Kirinyaga Central MP Munene Wambugu (center) admiring one of the 500 helmets he donated to the local riders when he launched a two month training for 1000 Boda Boda operators from his Constituency yesterday.
In an effort to improve on driving skills and empower Boda Boda operators in Kirinyaga Central Constituency area MP Munene Wambugu has launched an intensive training program .
The training to be conducted by the Automobile Association of Kenya (AAK), will see 1000 such riders equipped with driving skills , customer care , general road safety among other road disciplines .
The AAK’s top brass was at the Constituency offices in Kerugoya town where the launch was conducted yesterday .
Led by the Association’s CEO Timothy Keli , the riders were assured of personalized training attention such that after completing the two month period the licenses they obtain will enable them get jobs in Eastern Africa Region.
Kirinyaga Central MP Munene Wambugu tries a ride on a Boda Boda moments after rolling out an intensive training for 1000 ruders from the area yesterday. The two month training is being conducted by the highly reputable Automobile Association of Kenya (AAK)
“My team of five officers who include highly experienced Instructors will offer their best such that those who qualify after the intense training will come out being the best among the best ,”Keli promised .
Wambugu on the other hand said the training was overdue and urged the beneficiaries to seize the rare opportunity and come out as professional riders whom their customers could trust and depend on.
He said some of the riders often forgot other road users had their rights to use the facility hence the need to display the highest degree of discipline .
“The road being a public utility requires that its users must respect each other besides obeying the laid down traffic rules to avoid accidents and other forms of rogue driving ,’ the legislator said.
The training , he added will cost Sh5.450 million while each learner will have a fee of Sh 5450 paid by the Constituency Development Fund in an effort to uplift the low income earners .
The trainees who will start this Monday were also provided with a free modern helmet as well as reflector jackets which are a mandatory requirement for safe riding .
The MP assured those who did not benefit during the first round to be patient as he was in the process of organising and planning for a second one.