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Digital taxi agency Bolt expands to Kisumu and Kakamega

Kisumu Worldwide Airport. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Estonian taxi-hailing agency Bolt has unveiled its companies in three extra cities throughout Kenya stepping up competitors for its rivals Uber and Little, who have already got a presence in these areas.

Bolt, previously Taxify, Wednesday launched its service in Thika, Kisumu and Kakamega including to Nairobi and Mombasa cities which it entered in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

The agency is about to unveil taxi, tuk-tuk and bodaboda companies in these new cities.

This newest launch makes makes Bolt the biggest ride-hailing service supplier when it comes to geographical attain.

Uber, its biggest rival, is presently in Nairobi, Thika and Mombasa cities solely. Little has a presence in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

“After Nairobi and Mombasa cities, it was pure that Bolt would progressively broaden throughout the nation. We now intend to construct new communities in Kisumu, Kakamega and Thika as we proceed to realize the belief of the Kenyan individuals,” stated Bolt Nation Supervisor in Kenya, Ola Akinnusi.

“Launching in these areas will enable us to supply a protected and reasonably priced avenue for passengers to get a trip,” stated Mr Akinnusi.