boda-boda


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boda-boda

(ˌbəʊdəˈbəʊdə)
(in East Africa) n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a bicycle taxi
2. the bicycle rider in charge of a boda-boda
[from English border border]
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The death comes barely a week after a boda-boda rider was killed in the same area.
These include potholes that cause drivers to swerve, unmarked bumps, the lack of lane markings, handcarts on roads, slow trucks, pedestrians who don't know how to cross roads, blinding spotlights/drivers who don't know how full headlights work, matatus that stop on highways, drivers who don't know how to use exit lanes, boda-boda riders who U-turn on the road, livestock grazing by the roadside, overtaking on blind corners, wrong use of climbing lanes (especially by cars going downhill), hawkers on highways, etc.
He reminded that the government has also issued another order, banning boda-boda [motorbike] riders from operating beyond 9Pm until 6 am in order to protect lives of the boda-boda riders and also to give chance to security organs to do night patrols in Yambio town and in the state as a whole.
Then, a boda-boda (motorcycle taxi) came up behind me and stopped and the driver said, "Want a ride?
The Boda-Boda Thieves," produced by Kenya's Sarah Muhoho and South Africa's James Tayler, and directed by Ugandan helmer Donald Mugisha, is a 21st-century adaptation of Vittorio De Sica's 1948 neorealist pic, "The Bicycle Thieves.
When he goes out for lunch the boda-boda drivers wave as usual and he dismisses them as usual.
The street is choked with traffic: cars, bicycles, and motorcycle-taxis called boda-boda.
Following a decision made to remove the hawkers from the central business district on February 19 a joint Nairobi Regional Securiry and intelligence committee chaired by regional commissioner, resolved to remove hawkers, boda-boda riders, street families, shoe shiners, beggars and illegal herders from CBD on February 22,' the letter read.
He said the same incident happened when a boda-boda [motorbike] rider was killed over the weekend in Yambio Freedom Square.
A woman, her two children and a boda-boda rider died on Friday evening in a road accident at Kinango market.
He also said Boda-boda [motor bikes business] cannot lead the youth anywhere, saying it is the obligation of the government with the partners from the international non-governmental organizations to find the best solution to the youth who are idle and creating problems in the state.
He crosses over and turns right at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation where boda-boda riders gather and a woman sits under a parasol with cigarettes and bags of sweets and newspapers laid out under pieces of glass to tempt office workers on their way home.