Uber as it is commonly called, is an American multinational ride-hailing company that is offering services that include peer-to-peer ride-sharing, ride service hailing, food delivery (Uber Eats), and a micro-mobility system with electric bikes and scooters. The company is based in San Francisco and has operations in over 785 metropolitan areas worldwide, this includes Kenya.
According to history, South Africa was the first country to start Uber outside the United States where it is operational.
Uber taxi cab business is now a lucrative business that’s creating many job opportunities for the unemployed in Kenya and Africa generally.
What Uber pay car owners in Kenya
Uber just as other businesses in Kenya is set up with the aim of making a profit and maximizing lost. On average, Uber drivers take home about KShs. 30,000 every month after deductions while drivers who own cars make up to KShs. 70,000 per month.
On a daily bases, that is 24 hours clock time, Uber pay car owners KShs. 2,000
Kenyan Uber drivers receive payments in the form of commission which increases their pay prospects even higher, as they take more rides and cover longer distances.
How Much Do Uber Drivers Make in Kenya on Average?
On average, the take-home is about KShs. 20,000 – KShs. 25,000. However, in assessing how much an Uber driver makes, it is important to ask how much a ride costs and what are the expenses involved in the process.
Statistics reveal that Uber driver pay is dependent on the town he operates. The cost of an Uber ride mainly depends on distance, time and other primary charges such as booking and base fee.
List of Cars Accepted by Kenya Uber
Here is a list of vehicles accepted by Uber Kenya.
- Subaru Forester
- Nissan – Lafesta, Wingroad, and Bluebird
- Mitsubishi Lancer
- Toyota Kenya
This brand constitutes most cars used and listed in Uber’s choice of cars.
They are: Corolla Axio, Fielder, Toyota Prius, Sienna, Toyota Voxy, Noah, Allion, Toyota Premio, Wish Toyota Corona Premio, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Isis and lastly, Toyota 4Runner.
For vehicles to be accepted by Uber Kenya, the cars must meet the following minimum requirements.
- must have a motor registration certificate for your vehicle.
- The Car must have a clean PSV motor insurance premium.
- The vehicle shouldn’t be too old. (If your car model year is 2006 or newer, Uber will have to inspect it for driving condition and quality before approval).
- The car must be in good condition with no cosmetic damage, no commercial branding.
- Only 4-door cars or minivans are accepted. No hatchbacks.
Is Taxi Business Profitable in Kenya?
A taxi business is a potentially profitable investment in Kenya where you can earn hundreds of shillings in a single night. With much hard work and commitment, you can run a commercial taxi business and earn profit over time.
How does Uber Business Work in Kenya ?
To become an Uber driver, in Kenya, one must understand how the business operations and requirements.
Generally, the business works by meeting the requisite requirements with hard work inclusive.
Here are the integrities:
You must be 21 years old or above to qualify for Uber.
Must pass the driving test.
Must have three years of driving experience.
A clean driving history.
A valid National Identity Proof.
A regular as well as PSV Driving License.
How to Become Uber Driver in Kenya
Uber Driver in Kenya must have Minimum Driver requirements and
be at least 21 years old and above.
Other Requirements are:
- National Id card.
- PSV driving license.
- Have a valid phone number and an email address.
- Must undergo a complete safety assessment process.
- Certification from Uber.
- Must have an iPhone or an Android device running 4.0 or newer.
Hot Spot Locations to make more money as Uber Driver
The following are hot spot locations to make money as Uber Driver in Kenya.
- University Way
- Kenyatta Avenue (Downtown)
- Nairobi Central Station
- Downtown Nairobi
- Nairobi Central Business District