Bolt, the leading on-demand transportation platform in Europe and Africa, has launched its operations in Naivasha, Nakuru, Kitale and Eldoret towns, making it the leading ride-hailing service provider in terms of geographical reach in the country.
The launch brings Bolt’s growing network to nine urban centers in the country, namely Nairobi, Mombasa, Thika, Kisumu, Kakamega, Nakuru, Naivasha, Eldoret, Kitale.
“Bolt has had a steady growth across Kenya contributed by our expansion into new markets, which is largely driven by the demand for our quality service. As the festive season approaches, we are excited to make the movement for our customers affordable, convenient and safe across the North Rift region, giving locals and visitors more choices to move smartly” said Ola Akinnusi, country manager.
The company’s mission is to make urban transportation more convenient and affordable. This in turn creates viable economic opportunities across the locations the business is operational.
Bolt offers a wide array of ride-hailing services options at affordable prices in the market, making it the most preferred option for passengers. With its commissions being significantly lower than other platforms, individuals who choose to drive on Bolt are assured of higher earnings.
The company pioneered safety initiatives in the industry, providing features such as the SOS button which links drivers on its trips with medical and security emergency response teams at the tap of a button. In addition, the “Share your ETA” feature allows consumers to share their live trip details with loved ones.
“It’s been an absolutely exhilarating ride since we hit the streets of Kenya. We are humbled to have moved with you over a million times in the cities where we operate,” said Mr. Akinnusi.