SafeBoda, a community of entrepreneurs and motorcycle drivers Monday said that it will halt the company’s operations in Kenya.
In a statement, the company says it will pause rides & send services from the 27th of November 2020 citing the difficult operating environment.
“While Nairobi is seeing some economic recovery from Covid-19, Boda transportation has been hit hard. This has meant our business cannot sustainably operate in this environment and unfortunately, the timeline for a full recovery is not certain,” read part of the statement.
SafeBoda launched in Nairobi in August 2018. “In Nairobi, we set out to professionalize and improve the Boda industry, building a community of over 4,000 SafeBodas that followed road safety rules, helmet wearing and gave great customer service.”
However, it will continue operating in Uganda and Nigeria markets.
This was a hard decision for us to make but we are still dedicated to empowering communities. Thank you for being a part of the #NduthiGang. We love you🧡 pic.twitter.com/AsuB5j6tWn
— SafeBoda Kenya (@SafeBoda_Kenya) November 16, 2020