After a temporary pause, SafeBoda, the popular ride-hailing app known for its boda boda motorcycle taxis, is officially back on Kenyan roads. I used the now ride and car-hailing app and curated a guide to SafeBoda’s return, covering driver registration, commission rates, and a real-life example for clarity.

Becoming a SafeBoda Driver

Ready to hit the road and earn income as a SafeCar (car) or SafeBoda (motorcycle) driver? Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Eligibility & Registration: Ensure you meet the age, documentation, and vehicle requirement criteria listed on the SafeBoda website and fill out the registration form, including necessary document uploads.
  2. Training: Complete the training modules covering safety, customer service, and app usage.
  3. Verification: Once approved, your profile will be activated, and you can start accepting rides!

Safeboda Commissions Explained

Understanding the commission structure is crucial for potential drivers. Here’s a breakdown:

  • SafeBoda: Drivers typically earn around 70% to 80% of the fare after deductions for insurance, platform fees, and fuel subsidies.

SafeCar Real-Life Example

If you complete a trip worth Sh810, Safeboda takes Sh138 as commission, which is about 17.04%.


From what I could figure, you can withdraw your funds anytime without waiting for a specific day of the week. SafeBoda also offers flexible withdrawal options from Sh50, Sh100, Sh500, Sh1,000, Sh5,000 and so on.

I didn’t get to test out all withdrawal charges but as an example, withdrawing Sh500, Safeboda charges an additional Sh15.

Important Note: This information is based on my experience and may be subject to change. Always refer to the official SafeBoda website for the latest updates and detailed terms and conditions.

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  • Driver earnings vary depending on location, ride demand, and individual performance.
  • Safe driving and excellent customer service are crucial for maximizing earnings and maintaining a good reputation.

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