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NTSA Issues List of Licensed E-Taxi Apps: InDriver, NopeaRide Skipped

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There is a reason that the majority of new startups in Kenya usually focus on payments, e-taxi services, or logistics: these are the modern...

Driver Go-Slow Forces Uber Kenya to Cut Service Fee From 25 to 18 Percent

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If you use taxi apps in Kenyan cities and towns, where services such as Uber, Bolt, and Little Cab exist, then you should be...

Uber XL and Uber ChapChap Share Unveiled in Kenya

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A couple of weeks ago, we learned that Uber was planning to expand to new markets in Kenya.  The day has finally arrived because customers...
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Uber, Bolt, Little Drivers Set to Earn More Following New Law by Transport Ministry

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E-taxi apps are everywhere now in an industry that was popularized by Uber. Kenya hosts a number of them, including the said Uber, Bolt, and...

E-Cab Service Uber Expands to Kisumu, Naivasha

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American e-cab company Uber has announced plans to expand into five additional towns in Kenya. These are Kisumu, Eldoret, Naivasha, Elementaita, and Gilgil. According to a...
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How to Check the Ratings You’ve Received From Uber Drivers

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Uber is increasing the insights it offers on its app. The ride-hailing app will now show you how many five-star and one-star ratings you've...
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The Most Data-Hungry Apps Are Ride-Hailing Services, Including Uber

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A recent study conducted has revealed that ride-hailing and taxi apps collect extensive information about their users. According to the research done by Surfshark,...
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Uber is 6 Years Old in Kenya, These Are its High and Low Moments

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Uber is 6 years old in Kenya today. The e-cab service launched in Nairobi back in early 2015, and over the years, it has navigated...
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Uber Hosts Machine Learning Hackathon in Kenya For Faster Ambulance Response

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Uber, the giant logistics company has today announced that they teamed up with a number of institutions to host a machine learning hackathon in...
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Uber Quietly Rolls Out An Easy Way To Send Packages To Others

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  Uber has rolled out a new feature to the Kenyan market that will make parcel delivery a little bit easier for everyone. On the Uber...
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Uber Cash Goes Live in Kenya That Integrates MPESA

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Uber has launched its Uber Cash digital wallet in a number of African countries this week which is a partnership with the fintech firm, Flutterwave. Uber Cash...
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Uber Will Require Drivers to take “Mask Selfies” Before Taking Trips in Kenya

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We are living in a COVID-19 fueled dystopian world where we have to wear masks to protect ourselves. This has changed how we live...

Uber Kenya Suspends Night Pickups From Today Until Further Notice

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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...
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Uber is Considering Temporarily Suspending Accounts of Drivers and Users with Coronavirus

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Uber is reportedly considering suspending the accounts of riders and drivers who have contracted the coronavirus. This was reported by CNN where they have obtained...
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Uber Introduces PIN Code Verification For Trips For Kenyan Users

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  Uber has announced a new safety feature for the Kenyan market that adds to their suite of safety related features. Starting this week, Uber users...
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Uber Ride May Have Just Caused the Biggest Coronavirus Risk in London

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Coronavirus is a deadly menace that has so far killed hundreds of China nationals, with thousands of reported infections. The virus has since seen...
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London Transport Regulator Cancels Uber’s Operating License

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Uber had one of the worst years in 2017 that saw the departure of its co-founder and then CEO, Travis Kalanick. The e-taxi corporation...
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Uber Kenya’s RideCheck Will Detect if a Trip Goes Off Course

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  Uber had a Safety workshop today and in line with the theme is the day, they announced a new safety feature for the Kenyan...
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Here is a List of Phones that Uber Kenya and Little Have Banned Their Partners From Using

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Here is a list of phones that ride sharing companies (Uber and Little) have banned or blacklisted from being used by their ride partners
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Uber Money to Offer Digital Wallets, Overdraft Facility for Drivers

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Uber Money is a new division for the ride-sharing app that will expand the corporation's ambitions in the financial services space.
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Uber Thinks Driver Partners Are Not Part of its Core Business Model

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Ever since Uber was named in a series of scandalous events that saw the departure of its founder in 2017, the e-taxi corporation has...
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Uber Rides Will Become 29% More Expensive Starting Next Week

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UberSELECT, Uber Kenya's premium option is going to be scrapped, according to the company. UberSELECT was introduced in Nairobi in October 2017 as a 'premium'...
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Uber Adds “Call For Ride” Option in Nairobi

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Uber has added an interesting option for those instances you are not in a position to use their apps. Uber has added an option to...
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Uber to Limit Access to App for Rude Riders

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  When they are not battling unimplemented MoUs, they are, in some cases, accused of going to the extremes when handling rider issues. But, have...
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Kenya E-taxi Drivers Engage in a Go Slow, Cite Unmet Promises

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The bad blood between e-taxi drivers and their employers (or business partners) did not start yesterday. The strained relationship between the two businesses can...
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Uber to Start Kicking out Passengers with Low Ratings out of Its Cars

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Uber will now start to deactivate passengers with significantly low ratings from its platform. Uber will, however, send passengers tips to bring up their...
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Some Uber Customers Can Now Choose to Ride With Non-Chatty Drivers

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Amid underwhelming performance during its IPO in the NYSE, taxi app Uber has announced a new service called Quiet Mode. Available only for Uber...
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Uber Lists in NYSE as Shares Start Below IPO Price at $42

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E-taxi giant Uber IPO has finally arrived. Its trade in the NYSE was launched sometime today at $42. It has been reported that this is...
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Uber to Reportedly Acquire Dubai-based Rival Careem for a $3.1 Billion Deal

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E-taxi corporation Uber is said to have concluded plans to purchase Dubai’s rival Careem Networks FZ for $3.1 billion. The acquisition deal is yet...
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Taxi App Companies to Pay Annual License Fees in Nairobi

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The Nairobi County Assembly has approved Nairobi County Finance Bill, 2018 that will see ride-hailing firms such as Uber, Little and Taxify operating in...

Apple Has Some Not-So-New iPhones, Google Discontinues the Email App No One Used and EU Wants to Kill the...

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On Wednesday last week, Apple introduced new iPhones - there was no huge announcements as this is the S year from Apple products -...
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You Can No Longer Book or Pay for an Uber Via Google Maps

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Sometime in early 2017, Google Maps introduced a neat feature where users could book an Uber without opening the online ride-sharing app. The development...
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Uber Bets On Developing Markets With a Uber Lite Pilot in India

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Uber is getting to the Lite app game to score on developing markets
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Uber App Navigates Driver Down Flight of Stairs to Exit Parking Lot

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In an effort to stay fit and healthy, we have heard of the advice that you should use the stairs and avoid escalators and...
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Uber Suspends Operations in Morocco Due to Regulations

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Uber aims to be the ride sharing platform of choice to users worldwide and that is why they keep expanding to more locations. However...