Little launches Little Shuttle in Nairobi to silence Egypt’s Swvl

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Safaricom-backed Little has added Shuttles to its cab hailing service just days after Egypt’s Swvl announced its entry into Nairobi, Kenya.

Little will be second company to show interest into Swvl’s model after Uber began trials in Egypt and announced plans to launch the service in East Africa as well.

“I am glad to inform you that we have now launched Little Shuttle. At the press of a button, you can book a Shuttle. A Shuttle that is clean and safe, a Shuttle without hassle, exactly how an ideal mass transport should be,” announced the company CEO Mr. Kamal Budhabhatti.

Being a new service, Budhabhatti expects the firm to make a few mistakes here and there.

“We are working hard to ensure that we provide you with the best Technology products in the sharing economy. We started with hailing cabs, then we added Boda Boda. Both these offerings have been successful,” the company’s CEO said in a statement to its users early today.

The Little Shuttle’s will ply on the Apple Route from Kahawa Sukari To Westlands and back. Avacado Route from BOMAS > Upperhill > CBD and back and the Lemon Route from Kinoo to South B and back.

Currently the frequency of these shuttles is every two hours, starting from 0645am on week days. However, with time, Little says it will be adding more shuttles on these routes, as well open over 10 new routes. On Sundays, Little says it will have routes that will take users to their churches and back.