The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has announced four companies that have been licenced to operate in Kenya as Transport Network Companies (TNC), popularly known as online taxi-hailing companies.
The four include Yego, Uber, Bolt and Little Cab.
“In carrying out its mandate and in line with requirements of the NTSA Transport Network Companies (TNC), Drivers and Passengers Rules, 2022, the following companies are licensed to operate as Transport Network Companies,” NTSA said in a public statement on Monday, October 31, 2022.
Among the taxi companies that previously operated in Kenya but have been left out include Hava, Click Cabs, Wasili, PTG Travel (Pewin), inDriver, and Mara Moja.
This comes days after the drivers operating on digital taxi platforms downed their tools over what they term as non-compliance by the transport network companies they operate under.
Justin Nyaga, the Chairperson of the Organisation of Online Drivers said the taxi-hailing apps have not implemented earlier agreements on capping commission charged on drivers which was to begin on September 20, 2022.
NTSA had given the transport companies 14 days to register and produce working agreements with drivers.
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