The Private Bikers Association of Kenya was “formally” started in 2014 by representatives of different biker groups, associations, Clubs to express the corporate desire to form a united private biker body to advocate for their needs in the country. Originally there was the Outriders Association of Kenya, TSA, Cruising Kings, Coast Riders Association, Lakeside Riders and Superhero Bikers Club(SBC) among others were the few organized groups then.
2015 saw rapid growth of bikers that saw the rise of bikers getting organized into either the type of bike they rode or into Nyumba Kumis (where they lived or worked) as a way of helping each other in case of emergencies and also to look out for each other on the roads.
There was a sense of organization to rally the needs and concerns of bikers and to be able to admit people into some form of structure. Biker reps volunteered to formalize what that would look like. Originally there was the Outriders Association of Kenya, TSA, Cruising Kings, Coast Riders Association, Lakeside Riders and Superhero Bikers Club among the few organized biker groups.
The pioneers of Motorcycle Kenya were:
Shafiq, James Quest, Chwa and Nick Korir. Later the team was joined by; Njeri Mwangi, Nepurko, Danzo, Taylor Martin, Edwin (Ribbz), Susan Muthii and Dr. D Karuri (Blade Doc). Motorcycle Kenya was actually formally registered as an umbrella body for bikers as a Community Based entity (CBO) in 2016. The volunteer committee was then formalized and was to serve for a term of 3 yrs. As a formally registered entity, the committee went ahead and structured itself around the 4 pillars known as Legislation, Association, Safety and Training(L.A.S.T).
Legislation – Steve Kiruri, Arthur, Musyoka
Association – Danzo, Zahir, Toni Kirimi
Safety – Susan Muthii, Nepurko, Nahabi Wandera
Training – Dr. David Karuri (Blade Doc), Sean Cork, John Paul Hiri, John Irungu (Malibu)
At a general meeting in 2017 at KNT, it was recommended that MK be a national outfit representing bikers countrywide. In September 2019 Motorcycle Kenya was formally registered as Private Bikers Association of Kenya. THE first AGM as a fully registered society and not a C.B.O was held on 27th March 2021. This was as a result of 2020 being a difficult year with lockdowns due to the pandemic. The founding committee’s success was to establish structure and foundations of MK, to seek and formalize recognition with NTSA and government as the formal umbrella body for private bikers in Kenya. They are confident that they have achieved what was mandated to them and are thus handing this over to the new committee to take the biker fraternity to the next level. Some members of the founding committee have served for two terms (6yrs).