Bolt completes 100 million rides in Kenya
Bolt, ride-hailing startup, has enabled over 100 million rides in Kenya in the last ten years.
Bolt, which is commemorating a decade in Kenya, claims to have more than tenfold increased its ride-hailing travels since its first year on the market.
Bolt has over 150 million customers worldwide and operates in over 500 cities in 45 countries across Europe, Africa, Western Asia, and Latin America.
These clients are scattered across the company's mobility solutions, which include ride-hailing, micromobility (scooter and e-bike rental), food and grocery delivery, Bolt Drive, a free-floating car-sharing service, and Bolt Business, a corporate mobility service.
According to Bolt, over 3.5 million partners (drivers and couriers) use the app to earn a living, with over 1 million in Africa.
Linda Ndungu, Country Manager for Bolt in Kenya, said: "We are excited to commemorate these significant global and local milestones. These accomplishments reflect the relentless dedication of our team to build a stellar product for our riders and driver-partners.
“To amplify these gains, we have expanded our array of available mobility solutions. Bolt mobility offerings have now gone beyond traditional cars to include motorbikes, tuk-tuks, e-bikes, hybrid cars, and fully electric vehicles.
“Quality, safety and driver engagement underpin these accomplishments. We continue to elevate these three pillars as we grow and evolve.
“For instance, drivers can now engage directly with the local team in the Nairobi Driver Engagement Centre. We also actively collaborate with regulatory bodies and other stakeholders to foster an environment conducive to the growth of this vibrant sector.”