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Kenya ride hailing taxi drivers reach deal for higher fares after week of strike - 9 months ago, 12 July 09:13

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Transport ministry and groups representing drivers working for taxi hailing firms signed a deal on Wednesday that will give drivers higher pay and better working conditions, an official from the taxi drivers’ association said.

Previously, for instance, Uber charged an average Sh14 per km, with 25 percent of this going to the company, and the rest going to the driver, Muteru said.

Uber the new deal the rate would go up to Sh33 per km, with 25 percent going to Uber, he added.

Kenya is Uber’s second-largest market in sub-Saharan Africa, after South Africa. It competes against its global rival Taxify, which has gained popularity in Nairobi in the past year and a half but does not disclose numbers of active riders and users.

Other companies operating ride hailing services in Kenya are Fone Taxi, Pewin Cabs and Little Cab.

As in other markets, these services in Kenya initially faced opposition and ...
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