Safeboda Kenya on Monday 16th November indefinitely suspended operations in Kenya citing an unsustainable Working Environment due to Covid-19 effective 27th November 2020.
“SafeBoda has made a very difficult decision to pause Rides and Send services from the 27th of November 2020. From now until then, we will be promoting our drivers and this will be a chance for customers to use their remaining wallet balances to take rides and send packages.“
The Boda boda hailing app is a community of entrepreneurs and Boda drivers that had set out to revolutionize transportation, payments, and on-demand services in Africa’s cities and believes that everyone in African cities should have access to affordable services at a click of a button. Safeboda was founded in 2015 in Kampala, Uganda to bring innovation, safety, and community to the rapidly growing motorcycle taxi industry in Africa.
Safeboda users had recently been facing difficulty travelling in Nairobi following a ‘blackout, by the app’s riders.
The riders had been cancelling requests in the past two months to protest the low pricing of the rides which they felt was eating into most of their profits.
“With prices slashed by over 40 per cent you can now get around Nairobi with SafeBoda for as little as 60 bob!!” read a post on the firm’s app.
This the riders said was in turn bringing them no profits, ultimately leading the firm to collapse
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