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BasiGo Appoints Managing Directors for Kenya and Rwanda

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BasiGo, a leading electric bus company, has appointed Moses Nderitu and Doreen Orishaba as Managing Directors for Kenya and Rwanda, respectively.

This move signifies the company’s ambitious expansion plans and commitment to driving the shift towards clean and sustainable public transport in East Africa.

Mr Nderitu, a seasoned advocate for electric mobility, takes the helm in Kenya. His proven track record includes introducing electric buses to the Kenyan matatu sector, securing over 450 reservations, and actively contributing to the Electric Mobility Association of Kenya (EMAK).

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BasiGo CEO, Jit Bhattacharya recognizes Nderitu’s potential: “With Kenya’s renewable energy advantage, Moses is ideally positioned to transform the nation’s public transport into a global green leader.”

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BasiGo currently operates 19 electric buses in Nairobi, aiming to deploy 1,000 by 2026 through their innovative Pay-As-You-Drive model.

Mr Nderitu’s experience in regulation and public transport will be crucial in achieving this ambitious goal.

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On her part, Ms Orishaba, a seasoned engineer with expertise in electric vehicle design and strategy, leads the charge in Rwanda.

Joining BasiGo in 2022, she spearheaded the company’s expansion to Rwanda and played a key role in establishing the pilot program.

Mr Bhattacharya acknowledges Orishaba’s unique expertise: “Doreen’s experience in electrifying public transport is unparalleled in East Africa.”

Under her leadership, BasiGo aims to deliver 200 electric buses to Kigali by 2025.

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Diana Mutheu
Diana Mutheu
Diana Mutheu is a Tech enthusiast, happy to delve deeper into the African tech space covering Social Media, AI, Startups, Telcos, Cryptocurrency, Big Data, Women in Tech and all matters Tech. Write to me @[email protected]

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