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Mobility startup launches long distance travel component

SWVL will roll out the new product across 12 of the 47 Kenyan counties


The new service by SWVL will ensure commuters have a chance to book and pay for upcountry travel instead of having to do it physically. Among the 12 destinations in its travel path are Kericho, Eldoret, Bomet, Kisii, Machakos, Nanyuki, Nyeri, Narok, Molo, Naivasha, Kisumu, and Nanyuki. To actualize the new product, the firm will partner with Matatu SACCOs.

The innovation is part of Swvl’s new strategy to provide commuters with frictionless, and tech-enabled safe commutation that will ease their travel. Swvl intends to ease the burden of Kenyans traveling upcountry by providing them with safe tech-powered travel.

SWVL also has an in-app cash wallet that helps commuters abide by the covid-19 paperless transactions. Loading up is simply through the mobile money transfer service M-Pesa. All their vehicles are mandated to maintain an open window policy to help in decreasing the risk of contracting the virus among passengers.

In addition, the app is known for its timely nature with schedules and reliability of service.


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