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Uber, Taxify riders to pay more in new tariff plan - 7 months ago, 11 July 19:00

By: Annie Njanja

Kenya’s taxi users are facing increased fares following the signing of an agreement between the drivers and the e-hailing firms that establishes the Automobile Association (AA) rates as the standard for the cab sector.

Adoption of the AA rates is expected to automatically increase the cost of rides. The AA rates stand Sh26 per kilometre for vehicles with engine capacity of between 850cc to 1050cc and Sh42 per kilometre for 1050cc to 1300cc cars.

The association recommends Sh45 per kilometre for 1300cc to 1500cc vehicles and Sh58 per kilometre for 1500cc to 1800cc vehicles.

Uber, for instance, has a bias for cars with an engine capacity of 1300cc, meaning that the price per kilometre will shoot to more than Sh42 after profit margins are factored in.

This leaves riders with an imminent price increase, a move meant to accommodate the drivers' demand for better pay. Notable is that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) does ...
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