Kenya: Taxi operators take war with Uber to National Assembly

Publication: Taxi Times,

France, Germany and the USA may be in the news the most when it comes to fights with Uber, but there is hardly any country where the taxi trade doesn’t have some sort of struggle with the app. In Kenya for instance taxi operators have taken the fight to the political centre: in a petition to Members of Parliament (MPs), the Kenya Taxi Cabs Association asked them to come up with ways of regulating fares in order to eliminate price manipulation, which they say has been brought by Uber. The Kenya Times reports. They have asked them to provide for all taxis to have a uniform identification mark – whether independent, corporate or operated by companies that provide taxi-hailing apps. The taxi operators have asked MPs to repeal provisions of the Traffic Act that restrict taxis with yellow lines from accessing certain areas, particularly within cities.

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