Barely a week ago, a video went viral on social media of a lady being sexually assaulted by rogue men believed to be boda boda riders. The heinous act caught the attention of many including President Uhuru Kenyatta who addressed it on “International Women’s Day”.

The lady happened to have been involved in an accident and hit one rider along the Prof Wangari Maathai Road who fractured his leg and his colleagues decided to take the law into their hands and assaulted her in broad daylight. As a result, there is a countrywide crackdown on boda boda , a directive from the President that aims to restore sanity in the sector.

Not everyone can afford to drive a car, not all places are accessible by a car, and sometimes the fastest means to travel is not by a car. A time comes when one has no option but to use a boda boda. These two are some means of transport commonly used among others yet those who operate them seem to have never been on good terms. The boda guys always feel as if those driving cars don't deserve it, whereas those in cars seem to look down upon the boda guys.

This brings us to the question, how do you stay safe while driving? When you’re behind the wheel of a car, safe driving is important. By following some basic safety rules, we can all make a significant impact in helping to prevent accidents and minimise fatalities and injuries. 

  • Minimise any potential distractions. Don’t text, don’t call, don’t eat or drink. Don’t be distracted by passengers. 
  • Keep your doors locked and windows closed when you’re in your car.
  • Wear a seatbelt, always.
  • Dress in comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Be aware of your surroundings - pay attention.
  • Carry pepper spray if you can to protect yourself in case of an incident.
  • Be quick to respond.
  • Learn some self defence techniques.
  • Stay calm and keep your cool.

Always think safety first when driving on the road and arrive alive!




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