Bolt expands to seven more towns in Kenya

Taxi-hailing app, Bolt has extended its operations in Kenya, stepping up competition for its rivals, Uber and Little Cab.

Bolt services are now 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.

The launch 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. 

“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 company offers a wide 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.

Earlier on in the year, the company 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.