Ride hailing app Bolt launches Bolt Food delivery service in Nairobi

Bolt Food has launched in Kenya. The service will go head to head against Jumia Food, Uber Eats and Glovo, offering users access to a selection of restaurants from which to order takeaway food for delivery. Bolt Food has already signed up 200 restaurant partners. It is the company’s third market in Africa after Ghana and South Africa.

New partners include KFC, Debonairs Pizza and Steers as well as local chains such as Big Square, Pizza Mojo, Urban Gourmet Burger, Ohcha Noodle Bar, The Chef House and Wings Kenya.

At present, Bolt offers food delivery services in 16 countries and 33 cities across the world. As with Uber Eats, it will leverage its network and infrastructure in the country to build its new offering. The launch coincides with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya. Bolt Food will offer promotion packages and free delivery to support the launch.

In Nairobi, the only city where the service is available, Bolt Food will deliver to the Parklands, Westlands, Highridge, Spring Valley, Kitisuru, Lavington, South C, South B, Kilimani, Upperhill and Valley Arcade areas.