Yatta bodaboda operators have been urged by their leaders to ensure cleanliness and practice best public relations with their customers.
The over 700 operators who had been trained on operating the bikes by Yatta CDF office had gathered at Matuu primary school to collect their licenses.
The training took three months in four different schools across the constituency and were trained on how to cycle a motorbike and to follow the rules, eventually attaining driving licences.
Machakos Deputy Governor, Francis Maliti urged the youths to always ensure they practice excellent public relations with their customers in order to maintain them and attract more.
“This is your office. Ensure you offer the best services to customers in order to create confidence among them and also attract more,” advised the DG
Engineer Maliti also urged the youths to always ensure the bike is clean and that they also take shower for the comfort of the customer.
Yatta member of national assembly, Charles Kilonzo emphasized on the need to bond with security team within the constituency to always witness a peaceful co existence.
“Ensure you follow traffic rules as you have been trained so that you will not be escaping once you see security officers. Make them your friends,” said Charles.
Yatta Deputy County Commissioner, Emma Kibara lauded the riders for participating in the three month exercise urging them to exercise all they were told on the road.
Emma, further pleaded with the youths to always help the security team to ensure security within the sub-county by alerting security officials in case of any insecurity.
Yatta deputy sub-county police commander, George Kashmir said motorbikes have made transport easier although it is mostly used to commit crime.
“Be very careful on who you carry and in case you doubt the client you are carrying immediately inform us,” Kashmir said.
The riders were also urged not to involve themselves in crime activities such as rape and defilement ,avoid use of alcohol while working, and most importantly observe all rules for efficient working.