Taxify, Europe’s ride-sharing platform is tomorrow September 1 launching in Mombasa, its second city in Kenya with up to 50% discount to riders in Mombasa during the month of September.
Taxify says it will be charging a base fare of KES 35, KES 21 per KM, KES 1.5 per MIN and KES 100 minimum price to its platform which has signed up hundreds of drivers signed up to the platform and ready to accept rides anywhere in the city.
According to Shivachi Muleji, Mombasa Operations Manager: “Mombasa is a huge and thriving marketplace for private urban transport. We’re very excited to launch here and are confident that Taxify can effectively contribute to healthy competition by improving the quality of service and lowering the prices for the end customer”.
Taxify takes only 15% commission from its drivers, comparing to 25% that competitors take. The lower commission allows Taxify to offer lower prices for riders and more take-home pay for drivers.
Taxify’s main competition in Kenya is Uber and Little but the August 2017 investment from Didi Chuxing, China’s leading cab hailing and transportation platform gave it another reason to smile. Under this partnership, DiDi will invest in and collaborate with Taxify to support the latter’s further growth and innovation.