There is need for more sensitization on safety among motorcycle riders in Nakuru County and the nation as a whole.
Abson Motors South Rift region marketing manager Abdulahi El-Saary says the industry has great potential in improving the livelihood of unemployed youths.
He is however quick to note that the sector should be boosted by sensitizing the motorcycle riders safety matters.
“The motorcycles create an income for many youths who are unemployed however we need to ensure safety of the riders by sensitizing them on the same” said El-Saary.
Already Abson Motors has partnered with Traffic Department in carrying out the sensitization campaigns on matters road safety among the motorcycle riders.
He was speaking in Nakuru over the weekend when Abson Motors partnered with Safaricom to award 120 Safaricom customers with three wheeler Haojin motorcycles.
In Nakuru 5 customers were awarded with the three wheeler Haojin motorcycles.
The beneficiaries are winners in the ongoing Lipa Na Mpesa promotion being run by giant communication company Safaricom.
According to El-Saary, the 250cc 3-wheelers are unique with suitability for carrying out farm activities in any region of the country.
“The winners of the tuktuks receive a free logbook transfer, free first 3 services and a 1 year warranty” he said.The tuktuks have a carrying capacity of 750kgs.
The motorcycle distribution company has also been empowering youths though affordable loans to purchase motorcycles.
He says this is in line with the Big 4 agenda of the Jubilee government of ensuring job creation for the youths.
Abson Motors which is the leading distributor of Chinese motor products in Kenya has its head office in Mombasa and a countrywide network including branches in Nakuru, Naivasha, Kisumu, Malindi, Kitui, Thika, Nyahururu and Ukunda.
In order to sustain supply of Haojin motorbikes and spare parts in Kenya, Abson motors has invested in the only state of the art motor bike assembly plant located in Liwatoni in Mombasa County.
The assembly plant has a capacity to produce over 100 units per day.
The company is also undertaking an expansion program to enhance its visibility in the country by way of increasing their number of branches and contracting more dealers locally.
The company has also continued to respond to customers’ needs beyond sales through engaging in Youth empowerment programs, assisting in formation of bodaboda Sacco, coordinating with ministry of health to conduct HIV, T.B and pneumonia for riders as well as coordinating with Ministry of Transport, Kenya Roads Authority and N.T.S.A to conduct safety awareness programs.
Photo/Jose Mras:One of the 250cc haojin 3-wheeler product from Abson Motors.