Kenya Bodaboda, Tuktuk and Taxi Workers Union have demanded a parking slot in Mombasa.
They said that the County government was charging them Sh.1,200 monthly yet they have no shade.
“Compared to Kwale County where drivers pay sh.300 and the facility was available Mombasa is exorbitantly charging us without parking facility,” Said the Union Mombasa Branch Chairman John Gatimu.
Gatimu asked Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho to ensure the operators’ security is guaranteed.
Another official, Jacob Mwendwa said there are 10,000 tuktuks in Mombasa and their monthly contribution of Sh12 million is enough to set a parking.
The two spoke in Mombasa during a recruitment drive to strengthen the union.
To be a member of the Union, one pays a registration fee of Sh. 50 and a daily subscription of Sh.10.
Gatimu said that will insure drivers from accidents and law suits. He urged drivers to join the Union as it will better their welfare.
The two also urged operators to be cautious, asking the national government to offer them intensive trainings to reduce road accidents.
Mwendwa said drivers must be informed of their rights to avoid violations by authorities.