The Ministry of Transport has rejected a Bill aimed at taming the chaotic boda boda and tuk tuk industry on the grounds that another law already exists.
The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) Act and the Traffic Act, according to Transport Principal Secretary Mohamed Daghar, contain sufficient laws to regulate the operation of two- and three-wheelers.
The bill, dubbed Bodaboda, seeks to give the authority new responsibilities, such as establishing registration and licensing procedures.
“Section 4(2)(a) of the NTSA Act authorizes the authority to register all motor vehicles, including two and three-wheeled motorcycle taxis,” Mr. Daghar told lawmakers.
“The Authority opposes the amendments. As a result, the purpose of the amendment is already written into the law.”
The Bill, sponsored by Ruiru MP Simon King’ara, sought to require boda boda riders to obtain a Public Service Vehicle badge and NTSA licenses.