Motorcycle taxi-hailing app, SafeBoda, has introduced measures to combat the spread of Coronavirus.
Speaking at the launch, Safe Boda Kenya Country Head, manager John Ngari said the measures are aimed at keeping the SafeBoda community safe in line with measured announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta for the containment of the Coronavirus pandemic in Kenya.
” Our mission has been to bring structure into a largely unregulated environment while creating job opportunities for young people in Africa and access to safe rides for the convenience of their customers.” Said John Ngari.
“We are proud to have successfully transformed boda boda from an employer of last resort to formal jobs with benefits usually given to formal sector employees.”
The startup also mentioned that riders enlisted in the Safeboda sacco have been given access to a life cover, and helped to maximize their savings.
“We further help our driver community to formalize their businesses by providing them with a platform to maximize earnings, encourage savings through the SafeBoda Sacco, access to a life cover of Ksh 100,000 per rider, access to an accident cover and regular training at our community hubs in every city we are present‘’, He added.
SafeBoda currently offers three major services, commuter rides, delivery services and the recently launched low-cost local food delivery.
The company has differentiated its motorbike ride-hailing service through rigorous background checks and the training carried out on all drivers as a mandatory requirement for joining the SafeBoda Community.
Rider and the passenger must wear a helmet and a reflective jacket.
Clients are offered a fresh hair net for every ride taken to reduce the transfer of scalp oils.