Bodaboda riders in Busia woke up to roadblocks mounted all over the towns to ensure they comply with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive that all riders and their passengers should wear masks.
In Busia Town, county bodaboda chairman Eric Makokha spearheaded the operation that led to the impounding of several motorbikes that failed to comply with the directive.
They were however released upon meeting the prescribed conditions.
Face mask sellers had a good time as the riders and passengers who had no masks were forced to purchase one before being allowed to proceed with their journey.
Speaking during the operation, Mr. Makokha said that COVID-29 is a deadly disease that continues to ravage the world with impunity, thus the need for concerted efforts to tame the vice.
“The crackdown will continue unabated until the riders will adhere to the government’s directive, noting that the war on the deadly virus will not be won if his members will not adhere to the orders,” he said.
The crackdown comes barely a day after Busia Deputy County Commissioner Joseph Onyango revealed that social distance is still a problem in the county, especially among bodaboda riders.
” We are sounding a warning to the riders that they risk arrests if they fail to abide by the law,” he said.