•The new changes will see fares increased across all bands in Nairobi, this will see the base fare ranging from Sh70 and Sh100 across the economy, base, boda and XL categories.
•The minimum fare has also been increased, with a range of Sh200 and Sh250 across the categories.
Kenyans should brace for higher fares as public transport players respond to the rising fuel prices.
Taxi hailing firm Bolt has adjusted its fares following the recent review by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA).
Bolt, said it has revised its prices due to the challenging macroeconomic factors affecting the public transport sector such as the recent fuel price hike by (EPRA).
The new changes will see fares increased across all bands in Nairobi; this will see the base fare ranging from Sh70 and Sh100 across the economy, base, boda and XL categories.
The minimum fare has also been increased, with a range of Sh200 and Sh250 across the categories.
Bolt country manager Linda Ndungu said the firm has also increased per kilometre pricing and introduced a long distance rate.
“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.
The ride hailing firm said that to enhance its driver relations and address drivers’ expectations, it recently launched its Driver Engagement Centre to ensure seamless and effective management of driver issues.
Kenya Matatu Owners Association has also announced fare hikes in September following the spike in petrol and diesel prices.