Boda boda operators have decried their safety as attacks on riders are on the rise.
The riders on Saturday convened in Nairobi to highlight the issue.
In-attendance was Boda Boda Safety Association of Kenya national chairman Kevin Mubadi, who said cases of attacks on riders and theft of motorcycles by criminals are rampant in Western Kenya.
According to Mr Mubadi, over 50 boda boda riders have been either killed or injured and their motorcycles stolen by thugs since January in Nyanza and Western regions alone.
“Webuye and Kimilili are the most dangerous areas for boda boda riders countrywide. Our members have lost more than 20 motorcycles in the two areas in the last four months,” he said.
After stealing, the criminals dismantle the motorcycles and sell them as spare parts.
“In Nyanza, the engines of motorcycles stolen are modified and converted into boat engines,” said Mr Mubadi.
In a recent case, the body of a boda boda rider was found near River Firasti in Butere days after going missing.
According to reports Benjamin Kilo, went missing while going home from work when he was attacked by unknown people. His motorcycle was found a few metres from where his body lay.