SafeBoda, a Ugandan boda boda-hailing company is privately running business in Kenya, effectuating its earlier communique that it would be establishing itself in East Africa’s biggest economy.
— SafeBoda_Kenya (@SafeBoda_Kenya) June 12, 2018
The 3-year-old company, according to a tweet posted on Friday, is currently operating in some parts of Kilimani, a posh neighborhood in the city of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.
Safeboda is now operational in Lavington, Kilimani and Upperhill, download our Android app https://t.co/enTnGztTKj or iOS app https://t.co/iEAk4rGV0h today, enter our free promo code beatthejam and enjoy safe rides around Nairobi! #BeatTheJam pic.twitter.com/CrEOJF9eEP
— SafeBoda_Kenya (@SafeBoda_Kenya) July 20, 2018
Damalie Wasukira, the SafeBoda spokesperson, however, said that they haven’t officially launched and they’re still studying the market.
“we’ve not yet started, it’s still piloting. It is still in a small area, so I can’t say we’ve officially launched,” said Wasukira in a phone interview Friday morning.
She declined to give comment on how many riders they have so far enrolled on the app in Kenya, saying that she would give details when they officially launch.
In Kenya, SafeBoda will be competing with three other players in the industry, including Taxify, which launched its services in Kampala this year.