How to request an Uber without the app

Who would have known that one day we would be hailing taxis without lifting our hands or heckling for a driver to stop? Uber – a taxi-hailing company, revolutionized the industry by bringing a one-of-a-kind service that many consider ingenious. All you have to do is to download their application and start accessing their fleet […]

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Transforming Kenya mobility systems for fourth industrial age

Earlier last year, the Smart Africa Initiative tasked Kenya to develop a blueprint for a digital economy in Africa. This blueprint will present a framework to improve Kenya’s and Africa’s ability to spur economic growth along the pillars of Digital Government, Digital Business, Infrastructure, Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship and Digital Skills and Values. Kenya’s transition to a […]

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SWVL Kenya Goes Long Distance with Nairobi-Nakuru Route First

You probably know SWVL by now, and for the newbies out there, they are an Egyptian ride hailing company that is making waves in Nairobi. They have pumped a lot of money to the Kenyan market and it is shown with their promo codes that Nairobians use daily. They introduced their ride hailing service early […]

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Taxman goes for cab-hailing firms’ drivers in new laws

Taxi drivers who use digital platforms to connect with their customers will soon be required to pay tax. The drivers, according to new proposed regulations, will also have to be licensed by the National Transport Authority (NTSA) besides having tax compliance certificates. The certificates will entail further disclosures about the industry other than what both […]

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NTSA Draft Regulations for Digital Hailing Services Proposes Annual Licence Fees and Capping Commissions

Ride hailing services are some of the quintessential indicators of a new world order that was made true thanks to the smartphone revolution. Suddenly, we could hail a taxi from our phones instead of calling our usual trusted taxi guys. This has been the case for the last decade. Uber for example started their operations […]

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All Electric Taxi-Hailing Service Nopia Looks To Scale Up In Kenya

Nopia Ride, a taxi-hailing service that only uses electric cars is scaling up operations in Kenya. Nopia ran a pilot phase from August 2018 to March 2019. Three used Nissan Leafs imported from Japan and the United Kingdom were used in the pilot program. The pilot phase allowed the company to test its business case […]

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KQ hits 75 per cent passengers capacity on New York route

Kenya Airways has completed 594 flights to and from New York since the launch of inaugural flight on October 28 last year.   Speaking during a one-year anniversary celebration in New York, KQ chairman Michael Joseph said at least 105,084 passengers have been flown on the route in the past one year.  During the launch, the […]

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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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