Kenya’s informal economy literally rides on boda boba; motorbike taxis. These two-wheelers ferry people and goods up and down busy streets as they meander through traffic. They are also quite efficient in remote and rural areas where conventional cars would find the terrain hard.
More Bikes than Cars in Kenyan roads
Bodaboda have also turned into one of the fastest growing job-creating industries, especially for the youths. That said, Kenya is seeing an unprecedented number of motorbikes importation with stats from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) showing that in 2017, there were at least 190,000 new motorbikes and three-wheelers registered in the country. A tall figure compared to just 66,000 registered cars.
In 2018, there were over 108,000 newly registered motorbikes, while cars were at 38,000. This trend is projected to grow, with motorcycles quickly becoming the preferred choice of commuting given their affordable fare and the fact they can navigate through traffic by meandering around cars.
Collectively, Bikes cause more pollution than Cars
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