Uber to kick out drivers with low customer rating

Drivers using ride-hailing platform Uber will be required to maintain a minimum 4.6 point rating in new regulations that the US firm said would ensure quality services. Drivers unable to meet the new rating will be deactivated after 30 days if they fail to improve their position. Uber issued the new regulation to drivers through […]

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Tips for Renting a Car for an East African Safari

Wondering about renting a car for a trip through different countries in East Africa? While some think this isn’t possible, it’s actually very possible to do. One of the new entrants to car travel, Self Drive East Africa makes it easy to rent a car from one country and cross into another for a safari. However, you must plan […]

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Uber rides to cost about 29% more in Kenya

After months of going back and forth between Uber and its drivers, the company has announced a 29% increase in prices effective Monday 26th August. This proposed price increase will affect both UberX and Uber ChapChap riders. Uber Select, which has been the company’s premium option, is being scrapped off from the market. So there’ll […]

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Is it safe to travel to Kenya? Latest travel advice after Nairobi attack

Those currently in the capital are being urged to be especially cautious following an attack on a hotel complex in the Riverside area The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is urging all UK nationals to seek advice from them before travelling to Kenya following a terror attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi on Tuesday. […]

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Kenya Airways signs deal with GE Aviation for digital solutions to boost efficiency

Kenya Airways has entered into a partnership agreement with GE Aviation to adopt its Flight Operations suite of digital products across the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737, 787 and Embraer E190 airplanes.  The Flight Operations suite is a technology that integrates various operational data including flight details, weather forecast and navigation among others. The technology […]

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New app connects motorists to trusted mechanics

• The mCarFix app is a one-stop guide and directory for motorists. • It also includes a directory for motorists in need of car repairs, access to spare parts. You can now select who to fix your car, and as well get your preferred mechanic and garage, thanks to a new app designed for motorists. […]

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This Estonian Start-Up Has Become a Thorn in Uber’s Side

TALLINN, Estonia — Uber used to dominate ride-hailing in Poland and Kenya. Over the past two years, that started to change. In Poland, a small competitor opened a rival service and began winning customers with cheaper fares and attracting drivers by charging lower commissions. In Kenya, that same upstart grabbed business by offering motorbike rides […]

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Volkswagen is testing the future of its global ride-hailing business in Rwanda

It’s been a year since one of the world’s biggest automotive companies, Volkswagen, bet on tiny and landlocked Rwanda as part of its expansion strategy in Africa. Since the 1950s, the German automaker has assembled cars in South Africa, and later in Nigeria and Kenya. The carmaker’s renewed interest in Africa is driven by the demand […]

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