Women bodaboda in Kenya
Women working in the bodaboda sector attend the launch.

CABINET Secretary Public Service and Gender Prof. Margaret Kobia presided over the national launch of the Boda Boda Safety Association Kenya Women Chapter on Monday, October 26, 2020.

The CS said the goal of the Association is to improve the welfare of Boda Boda women entrepreneurs through training on road safety, social-economic empowerment, and security.

She said that empowering women in leadership and decision making and in social-economic spheres is the basis for building stable families and stable families make a strong nation.

“I congratulate the women in Boda Boda business for taking a bold step to transform their lives for the better by exploiting motorcycle business opportunities. We celebrate these hard-working women who have proved that they can work and excel in a male-dominated field.”

“As the Ministry in-charge of gender affairs that advocates for equal opportunities for both men and women, I am pleased to see the inclusion of women in this growing sector,” said CS Kobia.

Women in the bodaboda sector in Kenya
Women in the bodaboda sector in Kenya attend the launch by CS Prof. Margaret Kobia.

It is through the Women Enterprise Fund that the government commits to providing loans for members of the Association to enable them to expand their businesses.

The Cabinet Secretary commended the collaboration between the Association, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, UNFPA and I choose Life Africa on the great initiative.

  • Story by Anne Macharia 

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