Digital taxi companies wants ICT ministry to act on their grievances

By James Macharia

Digital Partners Society in collaboration with other lobby groups have expressed their anguish after the application companies showed no concern to their demands amid covid-19 third wave as well as hiked fuel prices.


The society leadership and the groups had issued a 14-day ultimatum on Uber and Bolt drivers for the companies to have addressed the issues that have culminated to the current state of the industry especially in Nakuru, Thika, Kisumu and Nairobi.


Twenty days down the line,the demand have remained unaddressed opting the leadership to take it by their own.

In a press release to Media houses, the leadership has warned to act as a community based approach, in attempt to reverse the skewed business models by giant application companies.

They’ve also warned to set community industry standards(driver and partner/owner) with recommended prices and commissions detailing issues like standard partnership models, community benefit driven agreements designed for local applicants amongst others.


The leadership seeks to link with the Ministry of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Innovation technical support in designing a data center through the central database to enhance safety by the driver.

The society shall with other entities lobby for more partnerships with the Nairobi Metropolitan Service(NMS),both local and international airports together with other counties of Kisumu, Nairobi and Nakuru.

This is in order to seek free or subsidized Taxi and boda boda drop off and pick up zones across city centers and railway stations.

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