Journalist touching hearts of bodaboda operators through training.

He identifies himself as a trailblazer, and is living true to his philosophy of giving back to the society.

Leonard Kirwa, as youthful as he is, is touching lives of many through his initiatives that has earned attention of many including institutions that have joined him in the cause.

The Eldoret-based broadcast journalist has initiated safety training on bodaboda operators in Nandi Hills Subcounty.

“Cases of accidents involving bodaboda operators has been on the rise. Rather than blame them, I believe we can make them better by sensitizing them on road safety,” said Kirwa who works at Upendo FM in Eldoret.

The program has been successful and about 200 riders have been trained.

“After training, participants get certificates and driving ,” he said.

In partnership with Nehema institute of science and technology they give them certificate after they complete some short course like driving courses.

” my determination is to work with security sector to sensitise the bodaboda riders of the insecurity that come along with bodaboda sector” Kirwa said.

The initiative has touched some supporters including Neema Institute of Science and Technology and Catholic Justice and Peace Commission who have joined him in the exercise.

Kirwa expressed optimism that the initiative was beneficial especially in curbing road accidents. He is also planning to train another group of 200 by the end of August.

Kirwa also visits primary schools to motivate candidates. He supplies them with revision papers to enable them to prepare adequately for national examinations.

He urged Government to support in sponsoring students.

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