Imagine a world where you pick and leave a bike at your own convenience without having to worry what will happen to the bike once you leave it? Well Mobike got you covered. Mobike is an application of a bike sharing service that wants to fulfill the urban short trips anytime and to any legal parking destination fast and at affordable prices.

Through innovation and technology Mobike is green, reduces congestion and continually strives to improve the quality of city life. The service aims at providing affordable means of shared transportation for convenient short urban trips while reducing congestion. This bike service has been in countries like London, Washington DC, Italy, Singapore and Beijing among other countries and it has proved efficiency.

A picture of a young boy outside City Hall, Nairobi during the test ride and launch of Mobike over the weekend. Photo: David Macharia

Over the weekend Kenya became the latest country to embrace Mobike service which was in collaboration the United Nations.  Present also in the event was Nairobi governor who flagged off the bikers at the county headquarters city hall; later the bikers traversed the city using different roads in town.

The flagging of the Mobike bikes by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko outside County headquarters. Photo:David Macharia

More than 200 bikes were presented by the UN officials during the launch and they promised to start using them soon so as to ease traffic congestion that the country has experienced over years.

A section of riders traversing within town during the launch of Mobike in Kenya. Photo: David Macharia

The county government also assured their support to ensure this is implemented within the shortest time as they plan to ease the congestion headache.

A picture of the Mobike officials checking the conditions of the bikes before the road testing. Photo: David Macharia

Once everything is ready Mobike is meant to revolutionize the way of movement in town which is cheaper and more convenient. All you need is to download the Mobike application either from App store or Google play and once you have it on your phone you are able to enjoy the bikes.

Tyson Kiiru

Versatile School of Photography