Uber has increased prices in Kenya after pressure from drivers

Sharon Mundia in an Uber when it launched in Nairobi in 2015.

Uber has from today 16th March 2017 at 11am increased its prices for its taxi service in Nairobi. The new prices are Ksh. 100 base fare, Ksh. 42 per km, Ksh. 3 per minute and a minimum fare of KES 300.

The price increase has come after agitation from drivers and partners who have been complaining of loses after Uber reduced the price of its service in Kenya. The drivers have gone on strike twice and even went to parliament to seek its intervention. They were seeking to get Uber to either reduce the percentage it takes from each trip, which stands at 25%, or increase prices. Most drivers preferred the former.

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Uber has also slightly increased their  prices in Mombasa.

Nairobi Fares

New Uber

Prices

Old Uber Prices
Base fare 100 100
Cost per minute 3 3
Cost per kilometre 42 35
Minimum fare 300 200
Cancellation fee 200 200

 

Mombasa Fares

New Uber

Prices

Old Uber Prices
Base fare 70 50
Cost per minute 3 3
Cost per kilometre 42 35
Minimum fare 200 150
Cancellation fee 200 200
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