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Sakaja issued the order while meeting a Nairobi County workers on Monday.

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja  has issued his first executive order.

The order he issued on Monday required Nairobi county officers to release all Motorbikes impounded by the Nairobi County.

Sakaja said the motorbikes should be released to the owners and all cases withdrawn with immediate effect.

The Nairobi Governor at the same time asked the City Inspectorate to identify official drop off and pick up points in the Nairobi City Center.

He made the order while meeting Nairobi County Workers Monday morning.

The boda bida were to be released in July, according to Nairobi Metropolitan Services announcement then.

NMS Director General Mohammed Badi  while making the announcement said he was to consult Police IG Hillary Mutyambai on the matter.

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja addressing a meeting with Nairobi County workers. IMAGE: COURTESY

“Some boda boda had been impounded, I shall consult with with IG and ensure they get released before elections,” he said.

Badi admitted that boda boda operators have been victims of rogue enforcement officers.

“Since I took over Nairobi,  I have worked closely with the boda boda associations. It is true that boda boda operators have been harassed by rogue enforcement officers."

The release of the boda bodas is a reprieve to many operators who rely on them to eke a living.