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Digital taxi operators strike deal to end go slow - 9 months ago, 12 July 10:10

Dennis Otieno

Digital taxi operators and their platform providers have signed a deal which they say will guide pricing in the sector.

In the deal, digital app taxi providers will now employ systems that will ensure fair pay to both drivers and owners, without setting a fixed fare base for the sector.

The deal mediated by the ministry of transport sought to end the go-slow in the sector from last week, with digital taxi drivers demanding better pricing terms.

“Pricing will only change when there is sufficient consultation, no fixing this is a dynamic industry, and there will always be changes and new entrants,”said Prof. Paul Maringa, Transport PS.

“We will not be seeing any fights over pricing or anybody forcing prices over anyone’s throat,”he added

The two parties also agreed that price consideration per kilometre will be guided by average operating vehicle cost and classification.

“In the past, there has been arbitrary setting of prices but in this ...
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