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CEO Weekends: MARAMOJA Transport Launches in Beta to Pilot its Taxi Hailing Strength

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We told you about MARAMOJA Transport in April when Jason Eisen and the team were doing final touches on their code and getting more partners on board. To us it was that simply but to MARAMOJA, it took them nearly 14 months of build-up.
The firm has now launched in BETA and are asking select users to try it out, including our the team at TechMoran to help make MARAMOJA transport help people find the transport they need, through the people they trust.
As a tester, you can Download the Android app from the Play Store and use it to hail a taxi and help identify bugs they need to fix, rate it and also leave feedback. Apart from Android app, you can also use the Web App from your desktop browser or any other smartphone.
maramojaAfter downloading, a user logs in to MARAMOJA via FB/Twitter or create an account  directly and share their location and search for an available taxi. The firm is giving a Coupon Code: CB5BAF8 for early adopters to get KSh 250 off your ride. The more you use the service and refer friends and followers the more likely they stand a chance to get discounts and earn account credits for future MaraMoja rides.Eisen earlier told TechMoran:“I was inspired to start MARAMOJA Transport upon seeing the way technology is applied in Kenya to solve real problems rather than just finding ways to optimize wardrobe combinations and other silliness in Western markets,” Eisen the CEO and founder MARAMOJA Transport tells TechMoran. “I thought the transport market here was really ready for innovation that could solve problems for transport consumers and providers alike.”

MARAMOJA Transport at the moment has over 25 drivers already and more being signed in.  The firm has also raised some seed round to help it take on local competion from firms such as Uber, Sasa Cabs, Rocket Internet’s Easy Taxi, Pewin Cabs among others. Eisen says MARAMOJA is building a platform to help solve Africa’s transport problem, not just taxi hailing.

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Sam Wakoba
Sam Wakoba
Taking you on tour through Africa's tech and business ecosystem, one story at a time since 2010! Based out of Nairobi, Kenya, Sam is the founder and managing director of Moran Media, which runs, various other digital platforms and a startup incubation hub for Kenya's youthful entrepreneurs. Drop me a mail at [email protected]

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