In Nakuru, Uber has launched its taxi-hailing service and online food delivery company, joining rival Bolt and other local operators in a competition for market share.
Following its recent expansion in Mombasa, Ongata Rongai, Syokimau, and Kitengela, Uber Eats is now available in Nakuru.
The launch will increase competition in a city where Wasili Cabs and Bolt dominate taxi hailing services, with Bomba and Safiri vying for market share.
“We remain positive about the business opportunity in Kenya, and the launch of Nakuru demonstrates our commitment to the region,” said Brian Njao, Uber’s East African Regional Head.
“In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re dedicated to assisting people in making critical trips safely while also expanding economic opportunities for Kenyans.”
In Nakuru Kenya, Uber Eats, Uber’s food delivery service, has partnered with KFC and Java House, Jamia Food Mart, Majid Restaurant, and Lennz Pizza to enable customers to order food via an app.
The change is expected to boost Uber Kenya’s and restaurants’ revenue after the government issued new orders prohibiting the selling of alcohol and dining in restaurants, as well as extending the curfew from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., resulting in less operating hours.
“Uber Eats gives restaurant owners easy and inexpensive access to technology, as well as actionable data and analytics that can help them run their companies more efficiently and profitably.”
The firm said that “the introduction of Uber Eats is not only good for locals, but it is also an opportunity for local restaurants to grow their business by providing the option to serve more customers.”
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