Heads of driving schools in Kisii have responded to claims of delayed issuance of licences to bodaboda riders.
In a meeting on Thursday, the driving school heads who were contracted by Kisii Woman Representative Janet Ong'era to train bodaboda riders in the area, blamed the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) for the delays.
According to the head of Rocky Driving School Abel Onchari who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, the issue will be sorted out by the end of the week.
“Majority of the students have received their driving licenses but some are yet to receive theirs because there are delays in the NTSA system. Many people are receiving training on how to ride motorcycles following the new road rules introduced by Matiang'i. Accessibility to the NTSA perhaps has become a great problem,” he said.
“As from Thursday, we are embarking on an exercise in all sub-counties to sort out the students who are yet to receive their driving licenses. They will also do their exams as soon as possible and on Friday we'll have given the final word,” he added.
The delay in the issuance of the licences had created a conflict between two factions of bodaboda riders in Kisii, with one group threatening to stage demonstrations and the other accusing their colleagues of being used by politicians to politicise the issue.