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Training needs assessment for human powered transport operators Kenya; A case of boda-Boda Kakamega

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Otuya W. I, Achoka J.S.K, Nassiuma B., Otuya A.P.
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The study was about an assessment of training needs for non motorized transport operators in Kakamega municipality, Kenya. This follows an upsurge of road crushes involving cyclists. A descriptive survey design was preferred for this study. The study addressed the following questions: What business training needs do cyclists in Kakamega have? What are the ideal technical training needs identified for the Boda boda cyclists? Researchers were guided by the facilitation theory, humanist approach developed by Can Rodgers whose premise is that learning occurs by the educator acting as a facilitator by establishing an atmosphere in which learners feel comfortable to consider new ideas. In this regard the cyclist was offered a friendly environment so as to volunteer information on training needs as a measure of mitigation against road crushes. The study utilizes primary and secondary data. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics and presented in tables with the help of computer packages. Findings revealed there were business and technical related training gaps. The study also revealed that cyclists were more than willing to undergo training in the identified areas. Consequently the study recommended both business and technical training among cyclists.

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