Komboa’s peer to peer car-sharing service allows car owners to rent out their vehicles at a cost, taking a 20% commission. The four-month-old platform is one of Kenya’s first car-sharing service, attracting approximately 150 users so far.
Komboa aims to bridge the car ownership gap in Kenya, allowing individuals to access vehicles at a fee, without owning them.
“We are firm believers in the sharing economy, where people are beginning to think differently about car ownership and mobility. Having access to a car now does not necessarily mean needing to own a vehicle.”Komboa Founder Eric Gisore via Disrupt Africa
Gisore says Komboa is now marketing to car owners, who are vital components of its operations.
Currently, the service is only available in Nairobi with plans to expand to other cities in the country once the user base grows past 1,000. Gisore says Komboa aims to become the preferred car rental platform in Kenya, and later expand to other cities in East and Central Africa.
“Our mission is to be the largest and most preferred platform for car rentals in East and Central Africa since we plan to roll out to other cities and towns outside Nairobi, and later on expand to the larger East and Central African region.”