Taxi-hailing app, Uber is increasing its rates following the fuel hike announced earlier this week. The company will over the next two weeks increase its prices in line with the Sh9 increase on fuel on June 14.
According to Head of Uber East Africa Imran Manji, the company is reviewing its prices with an aim of meeting drivers’ costs without hurting the brand.
“The review will find a “sweet spot between not destroying demand by pricing and ensuring that drivers cover their costs,” he said.
Taxi drivers operating on popular apps Uber, Bolt, and Little Cab have often complained of little income. The industry is dogged by frequent strikes with riders demanding increased prices against the company’s cut.
EPRA announced an increase in the price of Super Petrol in Nairobi by Sh9 to Sh159.12 per litre.