Uber launches in Mombasa with free rides

Dj Lenium getting into an Uber

Uber launched in the first Kenyan city, Nairobi, in January last year. Usage of the service has picked up especially after the introduction of the cash payment option. There has been opposition of the service among regular taxi drivers in various areas in Nairobi but that hasn’t hindered its growth.

Uber has today announced that it is expanding to Mombasa. Mombasa is the tenth city in Africa that Uber has launched in after Nairobi, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Lagos, Cairo, Port Elizabeth, Casablanca and Alexandria.

To kick of the launch in Mombasa, Uber will be offering free rides to Mombasa residents between today 23rd March and Monday, 28 March 2016. The free trips will be limited to a maximum of 5 per customer and each trip will be limited to a maximum of Ksh. 1,500.

How it works


Download the free application for Android, iPhone, Blackberry 7 or Windows Phone from their respective stores and then register on the app or register on the web at uber.com/go. While registering choose the cash payment option or credit card option (if you have one).

[Read: How to use Uber in Kenya without a credit card]


Price calculation: Base Ksh. 80 + Ksh. 5 per minute + Ksh. 50 per kilometer
Cancellation fee: Ksh. 200
Minimum Fare: Ksh. 250

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