Uber launches in Mombasa

Uber, a technology company that connects riders and drivers at the touch of a button, has launched in the Kenyan city of Mombasa, bringing Uber’s growing global network to 399 cities.

Uber’s innovative platform connects drivers with riders in real time, at the touch of a button.

With the launch, ‘Mombasans’ can now get across the city for work or to visit friends in an affordable, safe and reliable manner.

Nate Anderson, acting General Manager for Uber Kenya said, “We’re really excited to be launch Uber in Mombasa. Giving locals and visitors in Mombasa an affordable, easy and flexible choice to move around the city safely and reliably.”

“For those who don’t know, Uber moves around millions of global citizens every day offering affordable and reliable rides at the touch of a button. By offering a friendly and reliable complement to existing transport options, we can help improve urban mobility in Mombasa, reduce traffic congestion and the environmental impact of vehicles at the same time,” added Kagure Wamunyu, Operations Manager for Uber Kenya.

Mombasa’s natural beauty has always made it a popular tourist destination attracting local and international visitors, it is also a cultural and economic hub. This is one of the many reasons why Uber loves Mombasa – a city of beauty with a vibrant local spirit.

Mombasa becomes the second Kenyan city with Uber presence – Nairobi was the first.

Uber’s launch in Mombasa is part of its plan to expand across several African cities. It recently launched in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja and it plans to launch in Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana before the year runs out.

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