Through the Nairobi City County, Logistics platform Sendy has provided additional licenses to top performing motorcycle drivers on their platform, allowing them to access the Nairobi Central Business District. This comes shortly after the County government banned all motorcycle riders without licences from accessing the CBD. By adhering to the requirements set by the county, Sendy now has over 150 riders with licences able to access the CBD, making it one of the few logistics companies with access to the CBD.
This move will ensure that Sendy, and the drivers who meet requirements set by the platform, are able to serve businesses within CBD like Skygarden needing delivery services. Riders who have a rating of 4 stars and above on the platform and complete over 20 deliveries in a month, have been provided with branding licences paid for entirely by Sendy. Each licence costs KSh. 9,100 per calendar year.
Speaking in a statement, Sendy Founder and CEO Mr. Meshack Alloys expressed that issuing drivers with licences will help them tap into the economic activity generated by the many businesses in the CBD that need delivery services.
“The Nairobi Central Business district is considered the hub of many small and medium sized businesses. For this reason, we have taken the initiative to issue our top performing motorcycle drivers with licences that will allow them access to the CBD and complete deliveries there. For our drivers, this amounts to more income, seeing that a high concentration of Nairobi’s businesses are based in the CBD. For our customers, this means that through Sendy, they are able to deliver in and outside of the CBD more efficiently.” Mr. Alloys said.
Sendy, who are looking at doubling their number of client businesses by next year, serve over 5,000 companies - the likes of Safaricom, Bidco, Toyota, Highlands or Chandaria.