Digital Taxi drivers down their tools in Nairobi and other major towns

Digital Taxi drivers down their tools in Nairobi and other major towns

Taxi operators hold demonstrations at Greenpark terminus, Nairobi.

Drivers operating on Digital Taxi platforms have downed their tools over what they term as non-compliance by the transport network companies they operate under. 

The drivers held peaceful demonstrations at the Nairobi Greenpark terminus in a bid to petition the Ministry of Transport and the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to address their concerns. 

Similar demonstrations were held in Mombasa and other major towns as the operators faulted the transport network companies for offering discounts to customers, asking them to lower commission charged from current high of 25-30 % to 18%. 

Justin Nyaga, the Chairperson of Organisation of Online Drivers said the Taxi hailing apps have not implemented earlier agreements on capping commission charged on drivers which was to begin on September 20, 2022. 

NTSA had given the transport companies 14 days to register and produce working agreements with drivers, but this has yet to materialize. 

The authority has not taken action on the taxi hailing apps. 

The go-slow will affect transport operations on taxi hailing apps such as Uber, Bolt, Little Cab, Yego, Maramoja and others. 


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