Uber Kenya has announced that it has surpassed 6000 active drivers in the country, five years after it launched in Nairobi, with subsequent expansion across the country, including Mombasa, Kenya’s coastal city.
Uber Kenya has also announced that its drivers have clocked over 47 million rides and moved over 84 nationalities.
“While we are a global company, we know how important it is to adapt to our customers’ needs, and thankfully we have been able to do just that with the likes of UberBoda and UberChapChap. Not only does this improve mobility in the busy streets of Mombasa and Nairobi, it creates further independent earning opportunities for Kenyans, which has always been a core focus for us,” explains Brian Njao, Uber’s Country Manager for Kenya.
With over 6000 drivers clocking in over 460 million kilometres, with an average time of 24 minutes spent on a ride.
Over the past year, Uber has increased access to transportation solutions for everyone, everywhere with the launch of three new options. Uber Lite, a light version of the app for Android users, built to work in low connectivity areas while saving storage space and data, Call to Ride, providing riders without a smartphone the ability to request a ride via a phone call, and uberASSIST, making the travelling needs of senior citizens and those with access needs that much easier.
“We aspire to be ‘change-makers’ and this is just the beginning of an important shift in how we move around our cities,” concludes Njao.