Bolt hosted a Kenyan government delegation at the company’s headquarters in Tallinn during the delegation’s attendance at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit.

The Kenya government delegation was led by PS Anne Njoki Wang’ombe, Principal Secretary, State Department of Performance and Delivery of Services.

The Bolt team, led by CEO and Co-Founder, Martin Villig discussed the expanding ride-hailing and gig economy sectors with the Principal Secretary. They took the opportunity to present Bolt’s micromobility solutions, such as e-scooters and e-bikes, and how the company has worked with cities and governments to make cities better for people. The discussions gravitated around potential collaboration between Bolt and the Kenyan government.

This visit comes after Bolt’s global leadership, led by Markus Villig, visited their local teams in South Africa and Kenya in February 2023. These interactions allowed the local teams to engage with senior government stakeholders, including the Prime Cabinet Secretary, Permanent Secretary for ICT, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, and the Governor of Nairobi County.

During the visit in February, Bolt announced plans to invest €500 million in its operations on the continent over the next two years. The funds will be used to expand Bolt services in Africa and create opportunities for over 300,000 new drivers and couriers to join the platform in 2023.

Bolt also recently announced that it has surpassed 150 million customers in over 45 countries and 500 cities. These customers are spread across its suite of mobility products, which include ride-hailing, micromobility (scooter and e-bike rental), food delivery, grocery delivery, Bolt Drive, a free-floating car-sharing service, and Bolt Business, a corporate mobility service.