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Uber and Taxify drivers in Kenya on strike

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Drivers working for digital ride-hailing companies, Uber and Taxify in Kenya have withdrawn their services.

They are protesting unfair rates charged by these two companies for their services.

The 2,000 drivers working for Uber, Taxify and other companies providing similar services have formed an association to push through their demands.

The drivers have now switched off their app for one week hoping to receive better working conditions from their service providers.

What the drivers want

The drivers want the providers to double their rates and reduce the commissions they charge them.

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They also want government to declare the technology companies as transport companies and not technology companies.

Uber has already been declared by Europe’s highest court as a transportation company qualifying it as a taxi service.

Should the digital taxi services be classified as a transport company in Kenya, it would bring them under the control of the National Transport and Safety Authority.

They will then have to secure licenses to operate.

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BBC reports that some of the drivers have complained about ill-health for working long hours.

Both Uber and Taxify have denied the claims of exploiting drivers.

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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