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:
- 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.
- Training: Complete the training modules covering safety, customer service, and app usage.
- 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.
- 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.