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Cheers as Makokha Wins ‘Abiria Ni Mayai’ Motorbike Competition

Shadrack Nyakoe

Mark Makokha emerged victorious in the Abiria ni Mayai motorbike competition, which saw over 250 participants. Makokha received a grand prize of Ksh 250,000 amid enthusiastic cheers from his fellow riders. James Kariuki finished second, earning Ksh 70,000, while Samuel Wambugu came third with a consolation prize of Ksh 40,000. Additionally, 10 other riders were awarded Safaricom airtime worth Ksh 1,000 each.

The riders competed in three rounds, carrying two eggs in a bucket tied to their back seat. The winner was the rider who arrived with all eggs intact. The event, held at the Kasarani Super Special Stage, was graced by Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Madam Boss Sholei and flagged off by Citizen TV comedian Inspekta Mwala and Radio Jambo presenters Mbusi and Lion.

Organized by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), Lipalikes, and KCB among other sponsors, the event aimed to enhance boda boda rider and passenger safety. The competition also launched a campaign to distribute one million motorcycle helmets across the country within six months.

Abiria ni Mayai motorbike competition
Inspekta Mwala flags off the more than 250 motorbikes that participated in the one-day Abiria Ni Mayai morotbike competition held at Kasarani special Super stage. Mark Makokha emerged the winner pocketing sh. 250,000

Lipalikes CEO Nick Mararo praised the riders for their discipline, safety skills, patience, and personal presentation. “The event is not just about carrying eggs; it’s about passenger safety. If the passenger is safe, the rider is safe,” Mararo emphasized.

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Nairobi boda boda operators chairman Newton Kigonde lauded the initiative, noting its positive impact on passenger safety. “The initiative is the best so far, and the gains are immense. Our passengers will be happy,” Kigonde said.

The event, which exceeded expectations with over 250 riders, including 50 from Uasin Gishu County, will next move to the western circuit in Kakamega, known as the home of boda bodas.

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