Kangema boda boda says no to Dr Ruto’s harambee meeting

By Ndungu Gachane

Kangema Boda Boda New Sacco. They have distanced themselves with the Deputy President William Ruto’s scheduled meeting for Friday

Over 200 Boda Boda riders in Kangema have again distanced themselves with the Deputy President William Ruto’s meeting slated for tomorrow.

The riders who met on Wednesday vowed to never entertain any politics for the sake of unity and protecting their Saccos from unwanted politics.

In a meeting attended by the County Chief Officer for Cooperatives Mr Bernard Wanyoike, the Kangema Town Boda Boda Sacco said in adherence with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s advice for unity and disallowing politicians from dishing handouts to them, they would strive to join hands and invest together for their better future instead of waiting to be given handouts.

“We are glad for the Special General Meeting, we are no more enlightened and we promise to stop being used by the political class, we therefore disassociate with Dr Ruto’s purported harambee for Boda Boda,” the new interim leaders announced.

They thanked Muranga County Government for their continued support, training and licenses a move they said has contributed largely for their growth.

In his part, the Chief Officer reiterated that Saccos are highly regulated financial institutions and should never be used as political vehicles.

Cooperatives Chief Officer Bernard Wanyoike. He enlightened Sacco members of consequences of engaging in politics

He therefore cautioned the Sacco members not to participate in political activities as the move could call for immediate de-registration.

“There are procedures to be followed when a Sacco want to conduct a Harambee and failure to strictly adhere to the procedure calls for immediate de registration,” Mr Wanyoike advised the Sacco.

In Kitengela a sharp difference and mistrust has emerged in a Boda Boda group after officials were given Sh750000 by the Deputy President with members claiming they did not receive a penny despite a resolution that the money be divided equally amongst them.

Some of the youth are now demanding for their share while others want the officials out.

Two weeks ago, Mathioya Women Sacco distanced themselves with the Deputy President’s scheduled meeting in Rurii stadium.

Dr Ruto is scheduled to visit the two Constituencies tomorrow.

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