City online app taxi drivers protest over reduced earnings

Striking Uber drivers protest at Uhuru Park, Nairobi in July 2018. One year later, on July 15, 2019, the online app taxi drivers were at it again, protesting over unfair commissions from US-based Uber, Estonian firm Taxify and locally owned Little Cab. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The officers threw tear gas at the taxi drivers who had gathered at Uhuru Park, forcing them to scamper for safety.
  • The drivers are demanding an immediate withdrawal of the Uber Chap Chap and Bot Go services.
  • Mr Omolo alleged that his association has lost 10 members due to accidents caused by fatigue in the last two months.

Police officers have dispersed a demonstration by online app taxi drivers who were protesting unfair commissions from US-based Uber, Estonian firm Taxify and locally owned Little Cab.

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