Uber has announced that in Kenya, where it is available in Nairobi and Mombasa, it is raising fares upwards to satisfy the demands by its drivers for a fair pricing model.
The full statement from Uber on Thursday reads as follows-:
“Uber works when both riders and driver-partners are benefiting. Riders need safe, reliable transport and drivers need to keep earning. We believe that riders and drivers should have transparency and certainty around our prices.
Prices are designed to encourage more riders on the road, to help increase trips for drivers, but equally, you want to make sure the basic economics of drivers are sustainable. We have always promised to closely monitor driver-partner’s economics, keeping cognisant of how inflation and fuel prices can affect drivers using our app. We continue to stand by that promise because Uber succeeds when our partners succeed.
That is why today we are raising our prices in Kenya. We believe driver-partners will earn more as a result of these changes and that riders will continue to enjoy access to a safe, affordable and reliable service.”