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A Kenyan delegation of government officials visited Bolt Headquarters in Tallinn, Estonia, to discuss possible partnerships in the mobility sector.
State Department of Performance and Delivery of Services Principal Secretary (PS) Njoki Wang’ombe led the delegation while attending the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit.
The ride-hailing firm presented its micro-mobility solutions, such as e-scooters and e-bikes, making cities better for locals.
“This meeting showed that our vision for better cities is aligned with what the government aims to achieve in Kenya,” Martin Villig, Bolt founder and CEO, said.
“We are committed to forging strong partnerships that support local communities, drive economic growth, and enhance the quality of life for all urban citizens,” Villig added.
“We discussed how to bring more sustainable vehicles to the streets in Kenya and adapt the local infrastructure to the needs of the future of mobility.”
The visit comes after Villig and Bolt’s global leadership visited Kenya and South Africa early this year, where they met top government representatives.
It then announced plans to invest €500 million for operations on the continent in the next two years.
The funds will be used to expand Bolt services in Africa, creating work opportunities for over 300,000 new drivers and couriers in 2023.
“The Kenyan government continues to work together towards our national development goals, by building partnerships with forward-thinking industry leaders like Bolt,” PS Wang’ombe said.
“Through our conversations today, we’ve identified opportunities for ongoing collaboration that perfectly align with our government’s vision of improving transportation infrastructure, championing sustainability, and ultimately enhancing the lives of our citizens.”