Kenyan Uber drivers
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Uber: A tale of broken promises, dreams

What you need to know:

  • Kenyan Uber drivers are an unhappy lot. They say their investments have gone down the drain after the taxi hailing company slashed its fare prices.

It sounded like the perfect business partnership, one car owners and drivers would earn a decent living from. The company, Uber, promised competitive fare rates, easier access to customers and a handsome take away home after the company took its reasonable commission. Five years later, the early birds that invested in the taxi hailing business say what they have now is a raw deal.


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