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Uber, Taxify drivers in Kenya reach deal for higher fares after week of strike | Africanews - 7 months ago, 12 July 06:27

By: Africanews

Kenya’s transport ministry and groups representing drivers working for taxi hailing firms in the East African country signed a deal on Wednesday that will give drivers higher pay and better working conditions, an official from the taxi drivers’ association said.

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.

All that we were looking for, we have been given. All the drivers are now happy. And everybody will now go to work.

‘We are now happy’

As in other markets, these services in Kenya initially faced opposition and sometimes hostility from other taxi drivers.

Drivers and representatives working for ride hailing companies and ministry of transport officials ...
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