Let youth be wary of being radicalised

Boda boda riders

Nyali Constituency boda boda operators protesting in Mombasa on December 15, 2021. The operators accused area Member of Parliament Mohamed Ali of failing to deliver on his campaign pledges.

Photo credit: Kevin Odit | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Political leaders have mastered the art of luring boda boda operators to support their political ambitions.
  • That results in their developing strong ideologies and beliefs around societal and political issues. 

A big percentage of youth in the country are boda boda riders in a bid to make ends meet. And, for a long time, boda boda operators have been the primary target and victims of radicalisation and extremism by politicians. 

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