Little, one of the ride-hailing companies in the country, has expanded by launching operations in the towns of Eldoret and Nyeri. This has bolstered its vision of being the leading Pan African mobility company.
According to Kamal Budhabhatti, Little CEO; safe, efficient, and reliable mobility is the heartbeat of their business.
“We are always looking to offer this service to ready markets. That’s why we were eager to begin operations in Eldoret and Nyeri. It is quite evident that these two towns are eminent to our economy and the demand for ride-hailing services is growing. This has offered us an opportunity to serve more Kenyans across the country, one county at a time,” he said.
Those who are looking to use their cabs in the two cities will be able to access them either through the Little app which one can download from the Google playstore or through dialling their USSD code *826# or through WhatsApp messenger and enjoy the ride at a rate of Sh27 per kilometre.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Little was able to receive operating permit for its drivers from the government, ensuring that they are in the frontline in serving Kenyans working in the essential services industries with cab services during curfew hours.
According to Ashish Kukreti, Little general manager, the pandemic has led the company to leverage on technology to provide virtual contactless training and onboarding of drivers. We are strict on how our partner drivers operate during this pandemic period, by ensuring their cabs are thoroughly cleaned after every three rides.
“We also provide our driver partners with critical information on how to maintain hygiene and keep safe by use of masks and hand sanitizers when in service. Furthermore, we encourage customers to pay using their Little Wallet, card or mobile money solutions. This has helped manage the spread of COVID-19 virus through contactless servicing,” he said.
The company thar started its operations four years ago has grown to serve six counties as well as operating in other countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia. The company is still on a path of expansion, expecting to enter more borders in the coming future.