Uber drivers today asked the National Assembly to enact laws for equitable and inclusive regulation of players in the taxi sub-sector.
According to Kenyan Taxi Digital Association chairman Emmanuel Kasina the legislation will protect their business from exploitation. “Our grievances had not been addressed despite raising them at both the national and county government levels,”said Kasina.
The drivers were protesting the current working rate charges. They demanded the review of the working rate charge from current Sh35 to Sh65 per Kilometre.
Speaking at Uhuru Park before heading to parliament to present their petition. Uber announced a 35 percent fare reduction last week in hopes of boosting demand.
Uber, which is in now in 10 sub-Saharan markets, has been facing more competition from local and outside taxi hailing apps across the continent the drivers who were over 500 demanded that their working rates should be reviewed up to sh 65 per kilometer from sh 35 which they are charging currently.