Uber launched in Kenya in January last year with Nairobi being its first port of call. They then launched in Mombasa in March this year.

Uber has today announced that they have launched the taxi service in Thika. Thika becomes the 16th city in Africa for Uber launch in after Abuja, Accra, Alexandria, Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dar Es Salaam, Durban, Johannesburg , Pretoria, Kampala, Lagos, Mombasa, Nairobi and Port Elizabeth.

To kick of the launch, Uber is offering 20% off of trips to or from Thika until Sunday, July 3 midnight using the promo code THIKA20.

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 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