State moves to streamline the digital taxi hailing space

TAxi hailing firms

This file photo shows a section of drivers affiliated to online taxi-hailing firms in Nairobi gathered at Uhuru Park, on strike over claims of poor returns from the business.

Photo credit: Diana Ngilal I Nation Media Group

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has given current and prospective digital taxi hailing firms 14 days to apply for licences as Transport Network Companies.

In a notice from NTSA Director-General, the Transport Network Companies Licence Application Form and the Transport Network Companies, Drivers and Passengers Rules , 2022 are available for download on the NTSA website: www.ntsa.go.ke under Notices.

And a revenue sharing agreement between the firm, car owner and driver are a pre-requisite for approval of the application forms.

The application should be deposited at the Authority's Head Office Registry, 316 Upper Hill Chambers, 9th Floor, Second Ngong Avenue.

The move follows a collaborative sensitisation workshop organised by the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Public Works for all relevant stakeholders.

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