An official of Uber pictured during the launch of UberBoda at their Kampala head offices. (Photo Credit: Nzonzi Photography)
An official of Uber pictured during the launch of UberBoda at their Kampala head offices. (Photo Credit: Nzonzi Photography)

Kampala was the first city in Africa to see Uber launch its moto-taxi hailing trip option; UberBoda. The launch happened this year in March a month after its competitors TaxifyBoda launched. The two firms to date are competing with the pioneers of the moto-taxi riding hailing business; SafeBoda.

Uber according to online reports, has on Thursday expanded UberBoda to Nairobi. Nairobi becomes the second city after Kampala to see the launch of the moto-taxi hailing service.

Seeing its launch in Nairobi, UberBoda Kenya, now competes for market with already existing hailing firms; TaxifyBoda, SafeBoda, GetBoda, VutaRide, and BusyBoda. The reason for their delay to expand to cities like Nairobi where there’s a wide usage of Motorbikes, isn’t known.

According to reports by TechMoran in Kenya, not only will UberBoda offer an affordable and reliable manner of transportation within the city, it will as well enables the driver-partners in Nairobi to further grow their small businesses.

With Uber’s technology, it is possible to focus on the safety of passengers and drivers before, during, and after every trip and the UberBoda product will follow the same strict safety measures applied to all Uber products.

TechMoran further reported that UberBoda, meets all National Transport and Safety Authority driver requirements and additional road safety training. All UberBoda driver-partners will undergo a strict screening process and will be required to have all relevant permits in order to operate.

UberBoda Kenya, has a base fare of KES55 (roughly UGX2,000), minimum fare of KES60 (roughly UGX2,200) and KES14 (roughly UGX500) per KM

Notably, UberBoda has been a success in countries like Bangkok, Thailand, and India.