Uber technologies mainly known for their taxi services across the country is considering rolling out new service that involves the use of minibuses in Nairobi. The tests of this product are underway in Cairo Egypt and Monterey Mexico, and if they prove successful then we are likely to see the service in Nairobi Kenya. This service will see users book seats on the minibuses and reduce time wastage at the bus stop.

Loic Amado, the General Manager Uber East Africa told Reuters that, estimate shows that more than a third of Kenyans in Nairobi use the often crowded public Service buses known as Matatus as their main form of transport around the city.

He sad, “We want to be part of the transportation ecosystem in Nairobi and Matatus are a big part of how people move around”.

Amado said that this would help customers to track and trace the buses adding that the idea would be applied to vehicles carrying Upto 16 people.

Uber which was launched in Kenya four years ago says it will extend the service to Kenya’s neighbors such as Kampala in Uganda and Dar es laam in Tanzania once the service has been proven in Nairobi.

The service would be found in the Uber App.

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