Uber has now expanded its ride-hailing services and online food delivery business to Kenya’s fourth-largest town with over half a million residents according to the 2019 census. Uber’s entry will give existing players Bolt and Wasili Cabs a run for their money.
Brian Njao, the Head of Uber in East Africa expressed optimism over the “business opportunity in Kenya” He pointed out the company’s commitment to helping people take essential trips safely. Uber Eats Nakuru partnered with Java House, KFC, Majid Restaurants, Jamia Food Mart, and Lenz Pizza. The move is expected to increase revenues for the food industry players and Uber following the recent government Covid-19 measures and the ban on alcohol sales and indoor dining.
Uber Eats is beneficial to residents and offers a great opportunity for local restaurants to help expand businesses with a desire to serve customers.
As part of its contribution in the wake of the global pandemic, Uber partnered with UNESCO to offer free car rides on their way to school and back. The rides target teachers in Germany, Kenya, UK, South Africa, Mexico, and Nigeria.