Bolt Kenya has increased its fare prices for customers on its platform in Kenya in response to a rise in fuel prices as announced by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA).

In Nairobi, the increased prices have been effected in all categories with the base fare ranging from Ksh.. 70 and Ksh.. 100 across the Economy, Base, Boda and XL categories. The minimum fare has also been increased, with a range of Ksh.. 200 and Ksh.. 250 across the categories. Bolt has also increased per kilometre pricing and introduced a long distance rate.

Linda Ndungu, Country Manager, “At Bolt, the interests of our driver community remain at the heart of our business and we truly believe that happy drivers provide better quality service for customers. As such, we have adjusted our pricing to mitigate the rising fuel costs. This adjustment reaffirms our commitment to offering top earnings for drivers on our platform, and to remain the preferred, cost-effective choice for our customers.”

Price changes will also be implemented across all categories in Mombasa, Kisumu, Kakamega, Nakuru, Naivasha and Mt. Kenya region.

In continued efforts to enhance its driver relations and address drivers’ expectations in terms of handling their concerns, Bolt recently launched its Driver Engagement Center located at 6th floor, Delta Chambers in the Westlands area. It can be accessed on an appointment basis to ensure seamless and effective management of driver issues.