Electric mobility seems to be a concept that is slowly gaining traction in Kenya. This has been led by the various ride-hailing firms that have rolled out electric vehicles in Nairobi over the past year or so. E-bikes are one of the vehicles that are now catching up among these firms. This includes Little Kenya that now reportedly plans to launch its own fleet of electric bikes in Karura Forest. However, this one service seems to be different and much more convenient both for the firm and its customers.
As reported by media personality Teddy Eugene, this e-bike service from Little will rely heavily on the app. This is because riders will have to pay for the rides via the app. Once you do that, you can then have the right to unlock the bike and have a stroll with it.
— The African Voice (@teddyeugene) October 27, 2021
From the picture posted, it won’t be hard for you to notice an e-bike from the firm as it is branded. We’re also guessing that the e-bikes will be locked to stands at the various Karura Forest entrances where you can easily access them.
It’s not clear how much the service charges as Little hasn’t mentioned anything about it yet. So, we will have to wait for an official word from the firm itself to know all the details.
As mentioned before, this comes at a time when ride-hailing firms have been launching similar services in various areas across Nairobi. This includes Uber that also rolled out its e-bikes in Karura Forest in April this year. This is alongside other areas like Ngong Forest, Hell’s Gate, Diani Beach and Watamu with plans of spreading to Nairobi CBD and suburbs such as Karen.