Mobike Expands to Nairobi

Chinese ride-hailing platform Mobike will launch its services in Nairobi next year and other African countries the following year. “We intend to introduce the bicycle in the continent once we sign an agreement with Nairobi city authorities to help solve the problem in the city,” states Mobike Head of Global Partnerships Florian Bohnert. He notes that the bikes are good for the environment and user health as they greatly reduce pollution and congestion. Further, the bikes save space as they are only about 10% as large as a typical vehicle.