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June 20, 2018

Passaris stirs Nairobi with bike ride to Parliament for Tuesday sittings

Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris rides a bicycle from her residence in Kitusuru to Parliament Buildings, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. /COURTESY
Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris rides a bicycle from her residence in Kitusuru to Parliament Buildings, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. /COURTESY

Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris on Tuesday rode a bicycle to parliament in a bid to promote cycling as an alternative means of transport.

This was the second time Passaris has rode a bike in the city this week in a  campaign to promote cycling.

In a video on twitter, Passaris braved the traffic from her residence in Kitusuru to Parliament buildings to attend the afternoon sittings.

"Feeling elated for a successful ride from my home to Parliament this afternoon. Admittedly, cycling in Nairobi is a daunting task loaded with many risks, but that shouldn't be the case," she said.

Passaris said this was in line with her objectives to understand the challenges of cycling in the city with a view to lobby policy makers at the county and national levels to create dedicated cycling lanes.

The Nairobi county government has been accused of dragging its feet in efforts towards ending the city's traffic menace.

On Saturday, Passaris participated in a female cyclists competetion where they rode from Kenyatta Ave all the way to Panari Hotel on Mombasa Rd and back to the CBD in under 45 minutes.

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