"The committee said it was concerned by complaints of e-taxi companies raking in profits, while drivers struggle to service loans after reduction of fares by the taxi firms.

 

Story By JAMES MBAKA, @ONCHIRIMBAKA of The Star

A parliamentary committee yesterday said it will put in place stringent regulations to control digital taxis. The Transport committee, chaired by Starehe MP Maina Kamanda, said the new regulations include fare capping. This will ensure that both traditional taxi drivers and those who operate using apps benefit from pricing models.

Read more: MPs seek to cap fares for e-taxi firms, urge them not to be selfish

"In Summary Since its launch in January 2015 in Nairobi, the company has faced several challenges and resistance from regular taxi operators. In June, 2016 the company slashed its prices by 35 percent in reaction to another competitor, Little Cabs."

 

By COLLINS OMULO From Daily Nation

The government has called on Uber to audit its pricing mechanisms in order to address any challenges posed by operating in a fluid environment where economic drivers change often. This comes in the backdrop of a strike by drivers of the taxi-hailing app last week demanding higher rates citing low profits occasioned by the low prices being charged by the cab company in its cheap pricing model.

Read more: Government asks Uber to audit its pricing model

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