Boda boda association launches female chapter

Brenda Mbalilwa, a boda boda rider in Nakuru town on duty, on May 26, 2020. The Boda Boda Safety Association of Kenya has launched a female chapter to improve the welfare of boda boda women entrepreneurs.


Photo credit: Cheboite Kigen | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The Boda boda Safety Association of Kenya (BAK) has launched a female chapter that entails women riders.
  • Association seeks to improve the welfare of boda boda women entrepreneurs through training on road safety, social-economic empowerment and security.
  • UNFPA Kenya director Mr Oladije Demola called on the leadership of BAK to ensure they implement the two-thirds gender rule as soon as possible.
  • Gender CS Prof Margaret Kobia, said the government will support the boda boda women entrepreneurs through the Women Enterprise Fund to help them expand their businesses.

The boda boda business has been dominated by men since its inception in Kenya. Despite the industry’s growth in leaps and bounds in the last one decade, only a small percentage of women have joined in.

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