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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Uber enforces NTSA electronic chip in safety push

Taxi-hailing firm Uber has introduced a new safety measure that requires vehicle owners to first acquire an electronic chip windscreen sticker from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA). The sticker allows identification and authentication of car ownership before they are certified to offer its service. Uber in a notice to vehicle owners last week […]

Little takes on rival Uber targeting mass transport

Kenyan-owned taxi-hailing app Little is set to rival Uber in rolling out a mass transport service in the new year that will see its users book seats on minibuses plying various city routes. Little Shuttle will allow riders to book a seat and board the 33-seater minibuses at specific times of the day. The new […]

Ride-hailing app has introduced boda-boda services, UberBODA

Ride-hailing app on Thursday launched UberBODA that will allow customers to have an alternative for cab services within Nairobi area. Head of Communications East Africa Uber, Janet Kemboi speaking with the Standard said that the e-hailer was looking at best alternatives of providing safe and affordable transportation that resonates with people within Nairobi. Janet said […]

Rogue Taxify, Little Cab drivers putting lives of riders at risk

A number of drivers affiliated to online taxi-hailing apps, Taxify and Little, are operating without public service vehicle (PSV) insurance putting the lives of riders at risk, the Business Daily has learnt in the latest revelation of the extent of rot in the subsector. It has emerged that the taxi drivers are blatantly breaking rules […]