NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 7 – Kenyan digital transport company Little has launched Little Shuttle, a public bus service that allows passengers in Nairobi to commute within the city by booking a seat through the Little app.
The trial phase of Little shuttle will run through the month of February with an offer allowing commuters to use the service for free.
In a statement, Chief Executive of Little Kamal Budhabhatti said the shuttles will initially ply three routes within Nairobi with a frequency of every two hours starting at 6:45 a.m on weekdays.
“However, we are honest to let you know that this is a new service, and we are also perfecting our game, and I request your feedback to customize this product to suite Kenyans,” said Budhabbati.
The areas covered by the shuttle are the Kahawa Sukari to Westlands route, Bomas, Upperhill and CBD route and the Kinoo to South B route.
“We would be adding more shuttles on these routes as well as open 10 new routes. On Sundays, we will have routes that will take you to your church and back,” added Budhabbati.
Budhabbati has also announced that Little Cabs, which is backed by Safaricom and Craft Silicon, will expand to Tanzania by end of February adding its presence outside Kenya in addition to Uganda and Zambia where it launched last year.