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Uber Nairobi is Now Accepting Cash and Mobile Money Payments

Uber Nairobi is Now Accepting Cash and Mobile Money Payments

Business, Mobile
Uber Nairobi just launched a cash payments experiment, making it the second city in which it is doing this. It is not unlike the experiment they began in Hyderabad, India, in May 2015, reports TechCabal “Uber the innovative smartphone app that seamlessly connects riders to drivers, has launched a cash test pilot in Nairobi, Kenya today”, the official release dated the 4th of June (today) stated. All the rider has to do is select the cash payment option when they take a ride, and hand over the money to the driver at the end of the trip. And it’s not just cash payments. Via email correspondence with an Uber representative, TechCabal has learnt that riders in Nairobi will also be able to pay using the mobile money options including M-Pesa and Airtel Money. Why is Uber experimenting with