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Odd things boda boda riders do

A cyclist tilts his bike for the ‘magical fuel’ to continue his journey.    Photo | Kevin Githuku.

What you need to know:

  • If you have never sat on a boda boda and it ran out of fuel, then you may not relate. When fuel runs out, the rider parks and respectfully urges you to step aside. The rider first shakes the bike side to side before opening the tank  and peeping through as if to gauge the fuel level.