Uber Kenya today has announced that they are suspending night pickups due to the national curfew that was imposed by the President recently.
“Following the national curfew directive announced by the President to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are suspending our rides services in Nairobi and Mombasa between 6pm and 5am daily, effective March 2020, until further notice,” they said on a communique on Twitter.
Following the national curfew directive announced by the President to prevent the spread of #COVID-19, we are suspending our rides services in Nairobi and Mombasa between 6 pm and 5 am daily, effective 27 March 2020 until further notice.
— Uber Kenya (@uber_kenya) March 27, 2020
The national curfew imposed by the President was to last from 7 pm to 5 am every day starting today until further notice in a bid to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Uber Kenya operates in Nairobi and Mombasa with several taxi types that are unique to the towns. This will affect the people who use ride-sharing apps like Uber at night.
Uber is the first ride-sharing company to announce these changes and we can expect the rest, which include Little and Bolt to follow suit soon.