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People Are Awesome: Lady Motorbike Taxi Drivers in Uganda Break Down Stereotypes

Mary Slosson

They're called boda bodas, and the streets all across Uganda are flooded with them—motorbike taxis that bounce along the roads and zip through traffic with passengers straddled on the back. Riding them is fun, to say the least.

Boda boda drivers are overwhelmingly male. But there are a few badass women drivers out there, including Keddy Olanya.

Her motorbike taxi customers pay her more, she says, because she drivers better—and slower—than her male competitors.

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