Kenya: Taxify Unveils Boda Boda Passenger Service

16 March 2018

Digital Content

Nairobi — Ride-sharing firm Taxify has introduced a new motorbike hailing service that works within their existing smartphone application being used by vehicles.

Chisom Anoke, Taxify Kenya Operations Manager says that the firm had developed the new service in response to a growing demand for a safe, organized and reliable motorbike service.

"Rising use of motorcycle riders for public passenger transport is a reality that we have to live with particularly in Nairobi where traffic jams and clogged roads delay movement," he explained.

Although Taxify remains cagey on the number of Boda boda riders it has enlisted, the firm says it has started off with an attractive offer to the drivers with a minimum fare of Sh50 per trip, a base rate of Sh30, Sh15 per Km and Sh3 per minute.

Taxify projects its Boda boda riders will take home Sh1,500 gross daily income translating to Sh45,000 per month.

Anoke says the additional application is able to monitor the behaviour and providing passengers with a platform to immediately share user experience and rate the driver.

"It is mandatory for both the rider and the passenger to wear a helmet and a reflective jacket. Nobody except those with a disability is allowed to sit facing sideways as the rules only allow passengers to sit astride," said Anoke.

Source: Capital FM