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Boda boda promoting illegal business

09 November 2012, 09:30 Tonny Karomo

An administrator has blamed boda boda riders who operate late at night for encouraging the banned scrap metal business.

Meru Municipality Chief Mercy Murithi said many of those who operated their business at night were being engaged by the unscrupulous scrap metal dealers to transport the materials.

Addressing members of the Gakoromone Bodaboda Self Help Group at the Kiorone Chiefs Camp in Imenti North district, Murithi said  those operating beyond the stipulated hours would be arrested.

This illegal business has been going on for a long time and sometimes you are used to ferry these materials to unknown places. ,”said Mrs Murithi.

She urged the operators to work together towards curbing the rising cases of insecurity in the area.

The boda boda associations Chairman George Mwenda called on the police to beef up security in the town and its environs following reports of criminal gangs.

Some of us have even been ferrying robbers who are posing as customers at night without our knowledge. One of our resolutions is that all genuine operators will be registered to avert this misconception,” Mwenda added.

He said the association would co-operate with the police by volunteering information to curb the rising cases of insecurity in the town and its environs.

We are willing to work with the security forces to ensure that Meru remains a peaceful and safe place to reside in," Mwenda added, calling for the public to pool their efforts towards combating crime in the area.

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