The ride-hailing organization, Bolt has dispatched Bolt Food, its food conveyance administration in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya is presently the third country in Africa where Bolt food is as of now accessible, after South Africa and Ghana. There are likewise designs in progress to dispatch Bolt Food in Nigeria, albeit no particular timetable has been uncovered.
The launch of Bolt Food in Kenya is anything but a major amazement given that the organization talked about its arrangement to zero in on food conveyance in developing business sectors.
As of now, Bolt offers food conveyance administrations in 16 nations and 33 urban areas across the world yet will develop that number this year subsequent to fund-raising in 2020 and 2021 for extension purposes.
In Kenya, Bolt will contend with worldwide opponents, Uber Eats and’s Jumia Food, two organizations that are likewise extending through the locale. There’s additionally the Spanish conveyance organization, Glovo which likewise dispatched in Nigeria as of late.
The opposition is savage and the circumstance of Bolt Food’s dispatch harmonizes with the third rush of the Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya. The third wave has seen the quantity of fatalities bounce up to 2,092.
“Kenya is squarely in the grip of the third wave of this pandemic,” Kenyatta said. “The death rate is devastating by all measures; the stress the pandemic is placing on our health system is unparalleled,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a live broadcast on Friday.
The President additionally reported limitations on development in Nairobi and four different regions. However, that will barely be terrible information for food conveyance organizations that have seen spikes popular around the world due to lockdowns.
Bolt says it has onboarded 200 eateries as of now with plans to add more in the coming weeks. Edgar Kipngetich Kitur, Bolt Food Kenya’s nation director, said, “food conveyance has been a mainstream demand for a long while and we are happy to carry this support of the large numbers of individuals who are utilizing our foundation.
“The infrastructure and experience we have built up with our ride-hailing business give us a good platform to expand and diversify our services.”
“We have a rich history in disrupting markets and will be applying our experience to our food delivery platform and offer affordable delivery fees, better working conditions for our couriers and you can find our favourite brands selection. We are launching with amazing restaurant promotions and free delivery.”