How Government Policies and Regulation influence the growth of Boda Boda enterprise in Kenya

Josphat O. Amadi, Billy A. Ombisa


Boda Bodas form an emerging mode of transport for passengers and light goods all over the world and more so in Africa. Over the past few years, Kenya has experienced a significant increase in use of the Boda Bodas as a means of transport. This paper reviews factors influencing the growth of Boda Boda entrepreneurship and how Government Policies and Regulation affect the Boda Boda enterprise in Busia town. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. Purposive sampling was used for key informants while Cluster random sampling was employed for sampling. Questionnaires, interview guides and observational checklist were used to gather primary data while reports and other publications were reviewed for secondary data. Descriptive and inferential statistics and norm thematic evaluation were used to carry out the analysis of the data collected. Data was analyzed using regression, spearman rank order and chi-square test of independence. The findings of the study are useful to other scholars, the government and other stakeholders in their pursuit to reduce accidents in Kenya.

Key words: Boda Bodas, Policies and Regulations


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