The U.S.-based taxi-hailing service Uber first launched in East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. However, the ride Uber has experienced has been a far cry from a smooth ride; with traditional metered taxi picking a fight (literally) with taxi operators that have decided to work for Uber.
According to Reuters, Uber is planning on expanding into the Tanzanian, Ugandan and Ghanaian market this year. The cab-hailing mobile app will engage traditional taxi drivers in a bid to convince them to work for Uber.
Currently, Uber is present in seven cities across Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Nonetheless, it has had to make do with severe challenges. Such as the lack of credit cards, heavy-traffic roads and high rates of crimes in some cities. The biggest problem Uber has (one if face not just in Africa but from Rome to Rio) the animosity between traditional taxi drivers who see Uber drivers as a threat trying to disrupt the food chain by taking them out of the food chain altogether.
Currently, Nairobi remains Uber’s fastest growing market in sub-Saharan Africa, but there have been several reported incidences where the …read more
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