In the bustling streets of Kiambu County, a remarkable initiative is taking shape, bringing together the indomitable spirit of the BodaBoda riders and their dedication to improving their community’s health-seeking behaviour.

Within the LISTEN Community of Practice (CP), a community dedicated to health interventions, 15 chair operators from the BodaBoda association took up the challenge of spearheading HIV-related interventions. They aimed to reach every association member with vital health messages, spreading awareness and encouraging proactive health-seeking behaviours. Each operator assigned specific wards, including Ruiru, Thika, and Limuru, was determined to cover all corners of Kiambu County.

The BodaBoda riders embraced a one-of-a-kind QR code system. Recognizing the power of technology, they integrated QR codes into their operations, improving both safety and efficiency. Each rider was equipped with a personalized QR code, allowing clients to scan and confirm the legitimacy of their operator quickly. This innovative system built trust between riders and clients and served as a safety measure, allowing them to operate 24 hours a day, improving business and thus enabling the association to purchase 5,000-acre land for its members.

The impact of Kiambu County BodaBoda’s Novel Approach was evident in the changing behaviours within the community. The chair operators effectively conveyed health messages to their fellow riders through their dedicated efforts, emphasizing the importance of regular health check-ups, safe practices, and HIV awareness. Inspired by their peers, the riders prioritized their well-being and actively sought healthcare services when needed.

As the BodaBoda operators weaved through the vibrant streets of Kiambu County, they became more than just motorcycle taxi riders—they were beacons of change, health advocates, and community pillars. Their tireless efforts not only improved their business but also positively impacted the lives of their fellow riders, fostering a community of health-conscious individuals. The story of Kiambu County BodaBoda’s Novel Approach demonstrates the power of collective action and the potential for positive change within even the busiest of communities. Through their unwavering commitment and innovative approaches, these riders exemplify the true spirit of compassion and dedication, making Kiambu County a safer and healthier place for all.