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UBER, LITTLE CAB, BOLT DRIVERS DOWN TOOLS OVER PRICING WOES

Digital taxi drivers have downed their tools today in protest saying they want better operating terms.

The drivers, who include Uber, Safaricom’s Little Cab and Bolt ( former Taxify) are accusing the digital taxi app companies of failure to implement a 2018 MOU.

The MOU among other things addressed the major complaint by the drivers regarding pricing and the companies had agreed to review the pricing of trips upwards through adjustments to both commissions charged on driver earnings and the customer charge per kilometer.

In a statement on Sunday, Taxi Drivers and Partners Association of Kenya Secretary General Waweru Jamaicah said they want better operating terms that will help boost their businesses, and in addition, also called for the online taxi companies to be regulated.

“We will be holding and picketing peaceful demonstrations every day until our concerns are addressed, we will remain on strike until an agreement is reached that will be amicably acceptable by all parties and stakeholders involved,” said DTF President John Kimani.

Colleague’s who tried requesting for Uber and Little Cab early Monday morning ended up frustrated as no drivers were accessible and had to find alternative means.

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