Digital Taxi Drivers protests in Nairobi and Other Major Cities

Due to what they perceive as non-compliance by the transport network businesses they work for, drivers using Digital Taxi platforms have put down their tools.

In an effort to petition the Ministry of Transportation and the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to address their issues, the drivers organized nonviolent protests at the Nairobi Greenpark terminus.

Similar protests were held in Mombasa and other significant cities as the operators criticized the transport network businesses for giving discounts to customers and demanded that they reduce commission fees from the present high of 25–30% to just 18%.

The taxi hailing apps have not executed earlier agreements on capping commission charged to drivers, which was to start on September 20, 2022, according to Justin Nyaga, the Chairperson of Organization of Online Drivers.

Transport operators were given 14 days by the NTSA to register and generate working contracts with drivers, but nothing has happened as of yet.

Regarding the cab hailing apps, the administration has not taken any action.

Transportation activities on cab hailing apps including Uber, Bolt, Little Cab, Yego, Maramoja, and others would be impacted by the go-slow.

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