In Kampala, an App for Motorcycle-Sharing

It was perhaps inevitable that when an Uber-like ridesharing service arrived in Kampala, it would combine two things: bodas and safety. And that’s exactly what happened with the launch of a local startup called SafeBoda. Started on a pilot basis about a month ago, SafeBoda lets anyone with a smartphone choose a motorcyclist that has been trained in defensive driving, first aid, traffic rules, and motorcycle maintenance.