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Bolt Introduces ‘Flood Assist’ Category on its App, Donates 10M to Kenya RedCross

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Bolt, a prominent ride-hailing platform, has teamed up with the Kenya Red Cross to aid flood victims across Kenya with a new feature on its app, the “Flood Assist” category.

With an initial donation of Sh5 million, Bolt aims to raise a total of Sh10 million through this initiative.

Five percent (5%) of the revenue from rides booked under this category will be directed towards assisting victims of the recent floods, which have resulted in significant loss of life, displacement, and damage to property and infrastructure.

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Country Manager for Bolt Kenya, Linda Ndungu emphasized the company’s commitment to supporting communities in need during challenging times.

By introducing the “Flood Assist” category and contributing an initial Sh5 million, Bolt seeks to inspire Kenyans to join in supporting flood relief efforts.

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“This initiative leverages Bolt’s platform to make a meaningful impact and offer much-needed assistance to those affected by the devastating floods.”

The death toll from Kenya’s devastating floods has climbed to at least 228, with 72 people currently reported missing and 164 wounded.

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Over 223,000 individuals have been affected by the floods, according to the Government of Kenya.

Authorities are actively enforcing evacuation orders issued on May 2nd, with 163,210 residents evacuated from riparian areas in Nairobi County alone, as the government arranges alternative accommodations.

Bolt’s collaboration with the Kenya Red Cross ensures that the funds raised will be utilized to provide relief food, relocation support, and the reconstruction of water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities in affected areas.

The Kenya Red Cross, leading the government-supported response to the flooding crisis, is well-equipped to ensure that resources reach those in need.

Secretary-General of the Kenya Red Cross, Dr Ahmed Idris, expressed gratitude for Bolt’s commitment to supporting flood victims in Kenya.

He noted that this partnership enhances efforts to reach more people and deliver essential aid to communities devastated by the floods.

“With Bolt’s partnership and their generous initial contribution, critical support such as food, shelter, and medical assistance can be provided to those most affected by the disaster. Collaboration with partners like Bolt significantly improves the lives of those affected by this calamity,” said Dr Idris.

The ride hailing firm urges Kenyans to participate in this endeavor by using the “Flood Assist” category for their rides and help reach the Sh10 million target.

Every ride taken under this category will make a significant contribution to improving the lives of those impacted by the floods.

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