Governor Alfred Mutua has praised boda boda operators in Machakos County for complying with the ban on their operations for the next two weeks as a precautionary measure against Covid-19.
In a statement sent to media houses, the governor said the measures were not meant to oppress the operators and their would-be passengers, but to protect them from grave danger.
“This virus is dangerous. It has overpowered countries with stronger economic bases and up-to-date health systems. If we allow it spread, we will all die and leave this country to be occupied by animals.”
Governor Mutua cautioned the people behaving recklessly and making irresponsible utterances about the deadly virus.
He called upon all to keenly observe the safety measures to prevent the spread of the virus, even if it becomes necessary to have a total lockdown,
“Let’s comply so that we can overcome the virus. Let’s shun ignorance so that we may live to see another day.”
Governor Mutua said it was unacceptable to die of a disease that could be prevented.
Yesterday, the Machakos Boda Boda Riders Association had asked the county government to reconsider its decision to ban their operations, saying they were ready to observe all the safety measures.