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03 July 2019

Bolt expands ride-hailing service in Kenya

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Bolt is to expand its ride-hailing service to three additional urban centres in Kenya, according to a report by Capital FM Kenya.

Ola Akinnusi, the Bolt country manager in Kenya, says: “After Nairobi and Mombasa cities, it was natural that Bolt would gradually expand across the country. We now intend to build new communities in Kisumu, Kakamega and Thika as we continue to gain the trust of the Kenyan people.”

According to Akinnusi, the company has provided safety features such as ‘Share your ETA’ which allows users to share their trip details with friends and family members.

“We are always looking out for partnerships and opportunities that will enable drivers to reduce the cost of doing business and have better earnings,” Akinnusi adds.

Bolt has also mapped out an expansion plan in East Africa which includes a five-year strategy focused on ‘Boda Bodas’ - bicycle and motorcycle taxis - and auto rickshaws called ‘Tuk Tuks’.

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