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Bolt, the leading ride-hailing platform in Europe and Africa, has expanded its operations to three major urban centers in Kenya, setting the stage for a continued push to expand its market footprint within the country.

This comes as competition heats up for taxi hailing apps in Kenya, where both local and international companies are pushing to secure a substantial market.

Bolt’s launch in Kisumu, Kakamega and Thika will see the number of Kenyan towns and cities served by the platform rise from the current two, to five, making it the largest ride-hailing service provider in terms of geographical reach.

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According to Bolt Country Manager (Kenya) Ola Akinnusi, Bolt’s mission is to make urban transportation more convenient and affordable for more people, thus broadening the company’s reach, providing a platform for job creation through its social contribution.

“After Nairobi and Mombasa cities, …

Bolt, the leading European on-demand transportation platform has launched ‘Bolt for Business’, a plan that allows companies to manage and pay for all corporate trips from one central location.

On the new Bolt for Business portal, account managers can set up company-wide rules and control when and who can use business trips, making it simple to budget for and get a clear overview of the company’s transportation expenses.

The platform also enables the corporate to set and customise the spending allowances and the number of trips employees can take. It is also possible to require employees to report the purpose of the trip before the ride. The new system can be used on both desktop and mobile.

Olaoluwa Akinussi, Country Manager, Bolt Kenya said: “A growing number of Bolt trips are taken for business purposes, whether it’s commuting to work, rushing to client meetings or getting to the airport. Most …