Uber, Little, Taxify & MondoRide Drivers in Kenya set to strike on low wages

Drivers attached to online taxi service providers have said they will down their tools on Monday to protest reduction of their wages.

The drivers allied to Uber, Taxify, Little Cab and Mondo Ride say the management decided to lower their rates without consulting them. They said the strike was prompted by the improper management of their service providers with their services not to be availed until further notice.

In a phone interview with Digital Taxi Association of Kenya’s (DTAK) Chair Mr. David Muteru, he echoed the above stating, “We are differing on pricing, because the prices are just not fare. The service providers commission is still high but they keep lowering the fares to accommodate customers.”

When asked about the impending strike, the chair stated that they will be presenting the companies with a proposal which will determine the duration of the strike, but was keen to say the strike would continue indefinitely if their terms are not met.

Secretary general Peter Mbugua said they will also be pushing for a Sh4 per minute wage and a fee of 20 per cent for Uber drivers.

“Let us all unite and do this together because it affects us all in this taxi hailing industry and the victory shall be ours all,” read part of the memo.

In February, Uber drivers went on strike to demand higher rates.

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