Uber has finally decided to expand its ride-hailing service and online food delivery business to Nakuru, Kenya by joining rival Bolt and other local operators in the market share battle.
According to Business Daily, this move will increase competition in the East African town where taxi-hailing services are dominated by Wasili Cabs and Bolt.
“We remain optimistic about the business opportunity in Kenya, and the launch of Nakuru shows our commitment to the region,” says Brian Njao, Uber Head for East Africa.
“With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to helping people take essential trips safely while providing more avenues for economic opportunities for Kenyans.”
Following its recent expansion in Mombasa, Ongata Rongai, Syokimau, and Kitengela, Uber Eats is now available in Nakuru.
Uber Eats Nakuru has partnered with restaurants including KFC, Java House, Jamia Food Mart, Majid Restaurant and Lennz Pizza.
“The launch of Uber Eats is not only beneficial for residents, but it is also an opportunity for local restaurants to expand their business by having the option to serve more customers,” According to Uber Kenya.