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.

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