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Peace Corps Kenya Welcome Book | January 2009

Peace Corps Kenya Welcome Book | January 2009

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Peace Corps Kenya Welcome Book
Peace Corps Kenya Welcome Book

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Published by: Accessible Journal Media Peace Corps Docs on Jun 13, 2010
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All Volunteers will be expected to travel in Kenya using local

transportation (i.e., foot, bicycle, public buses, or matatu

van). This includes getting from your training center to your

site both during and at the end of pre-service training.

Volunteers may not own or operate motorized vehicles

(including motorcycles), but they are allowed to rent vehicles

during approved vacation periods. Trainees and Volunteers

are not allowed to drive any vehicle during training or at

their sites, Volunteers are not allowed to operate or ride on

the back of a motorcycle. If a Volunteer rides on the back of

a “bicycle taxi,” he/she must wear a bicycle helmet. Refusal

of these policies will result in administrative separation from

Peace Corps Kenya.

We strongly recommend that you purchase a bicycle helmet
in the U.S. It is a Peace Corps requirement that helmets have
the approval of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
(USCPSC). You will be reimbursed up to $30 for a helmet upon
presentation of a receipt.
(Helmets approved by the USCPSC
are very difficult to find in Kenya!)

All Volunteers are given the option to purchase a bicycle.

Peace Corps allocates money in your moving-in allowance

to purchase a bicycle, helmet, and tools. If you choose to

purchase a bicycle, it can be used with your extension work,

in conjunction with the use of public transport. As your

bicycle is considered

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