Uber Technologies Inc. has raised fares in Kenya and Nigeria in response to demand by drivers for a higher share of commissions to compensate for increased operations costs.
It added 15% on its motorcycle-ride and delivery services in Kenya, while riders on low-cost ChapChap will pay an additional KSh 3 per kilometre.
The ride-hailing firm raised prices on its UberX platform by 13% in Africa’s biggest city, Lagos, and 20% in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, Lorraine Onduru, spokesperson for East and West Africa, said in response to questions.
Onduru said this slight increase would make it possible for riders to access affordable transport whilst providing better earnings for driver-partners.
According to an email sent to drivers of the taxi firm, the new fares are effective from Tuesday in Nigeria.