Boda boda and Tuktuk operators in Juja, Kiambu County held protests on Monday, February 5, lamenting that their sex lives had been affected because of the deplorable state of a six-kilometer road in the area.
According to the protestors, they spend too much time on their way home because of the rough road and when they finally get home, they cite being too tired to perform conjugal duties.
Additionally, they noted that their relationships with their wives have also been affected, explaining they are often accused of having extra-marital affairs since they go straight to sleep after reaching home.
While speaking to the press, one of the protestors said that he could not even finish his meal because he would sleep halfway through adding that he had to be woken up several times by his wife to finish his meal.
“We have families, we get home very tired, and our wives have to wake us up many times to even finish eating. We are even too tired to fulfil our conjugal rights. There is nothing else this road is doing but affecting our marriages,” he stated.
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Juja Protestors Blame Local Leaders
At the same time, the protestors accused the area member of parliament George Koimburi and Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi of failing to pay attention to the state of the roads in the area.
According to them, the road has been in a poor state for years, yet the leaders did nothing about it adding that they also incurred losses in the purchase of spare parts because their motorcycles were destroyed while using the road.
“We have had enough of empty promises from our leaders, including the MP and the Governor. They have been telling us that the road has been budgeted for and is about to be repaired with no progress,” said another resident, Simon Kariuki.
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The residents noted that recently, it rained and several Tuktuks fell along that road as they were trying to evade potholes, further noting that some of them even fell over while carrying passengers.
The protestors blocked the Kimbo-Matangi road with burning tyres and stones for more than two hours.
Police officers had to be deployed in the area to clear the blocked road and was at one time forced to lob teargas to disperse the rowdy youths.