Rachel Ruto mourns Kenyan first lady biker.
As the Biker community of Kenya mourn the death of one of their own Kui Gitonga, Deputy President’s wife Rachel Ruto joined them and eulogized the lady as a formidable young spirit who gave herself to couch young upcoming riders.
Through her facebook page, she urged motorists to exercise great and extra caution on our roads.
The author of “those that came before us” was killed in a collision with what her fellow riders described as a recklessly driven maniac who lost control of his speeding car and veered into the path of the deceased at a high rate of speed, side swiping and injuring her extensively
While calling for unity among the riders in one of their Facebook pages ‘African Motorcycle Diaries’ one Wakili Timam wrote
“When motorists encounter motorcyclists in unpleasant circumstances, they make so much noise about it, so much that the recklessness of motorcyclist especially boda boda riders is well known, publicized and used to generally demonize all motorcyclists and further to abuse your rights to fair usage of roads and public spaces under the disguise that you are inferior or are entitled to public rights. They’ll kill you, push you off the road ban you from parking or not, ban you from accessing some public areas like in the CBDs or public road etc. and continue to allow them to divide and rule you… only making noise when you are affected at a personal level
What is this BIKER COMMUNITY? Are we GENUINELY UNITED? Do we have the capacity to STAND FOR OURSELVES or to STAND AGAINST OUR OPPRESSORS? What shall it take for us to say that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH? How many lives do we do let them end or ruin forever before we can RISE UP and SAY NO to ALL MANNER OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MOTORCYLISTS IN KENYA?
Y’all can decide to sit pretty and blame MOTORCYCLE KENYA for not doing enough for you whereas you’ve never done anything to support them or the community at large as an individual biker or bike enthusiast.
I have never come across a biker who’s never been pushed off the road a ROGUE DRIVER. WE ALL ARE VICTIMS. It’s like we’ve let drivers accept pushing us off the road as an Okay thing to do. And whoever refused to make way is either referred to as egoistic or stupid…if you die you die…after all you knew that riding was dangerous when you took it up…NONSENSE!!!
If we could consistently single out ROGUE drivers and selflessly pursue and fight for their prosecution for endangering our lives, injuring motorcyclists or even causing death by dangerous driving, the rest would learn LESSONS and as a result, we’d reduce the number of ACCIDENTS directly attributed to this. NO ONE WILL WAKE UP ONE DAY AND GIVE US RESPECT OUT THERE ON THE ROADS. WE’VE GOT TO TAKE IT SINCE IT IS OUR RIGHT TO LIVE AND ENJOY THIS LIFE ON TWO WHEELS.