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Activating M-Pesa

To enable M-Pesa as a payment method for Bolt rides in Kenya, you must have a SIM card (Safaricom) that supports M-Pesa.

Then follow the steps below:

  • Go to Payments under the Main menu and select M-Pesa
  • Enter your PIN when the PIN code window pops up
  • Wait for a confirmation message on the app screen and an SMS sent by M-Pesa

When the steps are completed, you should be able to pay for your rides using M-Pesa. After the ride, you will be asked for your PIN to confirm the payment.


  • M-Pesa is available for any Safaricom user: 070, 071, 072, 074 and 079
  • M-Pesa is only available on iOS
  • With in-app payments, cash should not be paid to a driver.
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