Bolt, formerly Taxify, has extended its operations into more Kenyan towns in a bid to bring convenient and reliable transportation services closer to its customers during this festive season.
Bolt services will now be available in Nyeri, Meru, Embu, Nanyuki, Karatina, Kilifi and Malindi as the company cements its footprints across the country. This is part of the company’s mission to make urban transportation more convenient and affordable for everyone.
“We continue to scale up our operations for the benefit of our customers. Our core business is to provide reliable, safe and affordable transportation services to everyone and we are excited to make travel easier and quicker across the country during this festive season,” said Ola Akinnusi, Country Manager at Bolt Kenya.
The move brings Bolt’s growing network to sixteen urban centers as the company remains the leading ride-hailing service provider in terms of geographical reach in the country. These include Nairobi, Mombasa, Thika, Kisumu, Kakamega, Nakuru, Naivasha, Eldoret, Kitale, Nyeri, Meru, Embu, Nanyuki, Karatina, Kilifi and Malindi.
The company offers the widest array of ride-hailing options at the most affordable prices in the market and continue to have steady growth in operations driven by the demand for its quality services.
Bolt pioneered safety initiatives in the industry, providing features such as the SOS button which links drivers on Bolt trips with medical and/or security emergency response team(s) at the tap of a button. In addition, the “Share your ETA” feature allows consumers to share their live trip details with loved ones.
“We continue to serve our customers better and provide viable economic opportunity across the locations we are in. We are humbled to offer Kenyans more choices to move smartly in cities across the country,” said Mr. Akinnusi.
Founded by Markus Villig, Bolt launched in 2013. It’s one of the fastest-growing transportation platforms in Europe and Africa with investors including Daimler, Didi Chuxing, Korelya Capital and TransferWise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus.
Bolt has more than 30 million users in over 35 countries globally.