Uber launched in Nairobi in January 2015, and the service became a hit among the expatriate community and Nairobi’s tech savvy users. The service has been quick to innovate in the local market including the addition of cash payment options. Across the world. Uber has been synonymous with card payments and rolled out cash and mobile money payments in Kenya and Hyderabad, India. Uber has also rolled out Uber for business targeting corporates in Kenya, who may wish to use the taxi hailing service for its employees.
In March, the company launched operations in the coastal city of Mombasa, which was part of a grand plan for the African market. The launch was the second in a city in Kenya. The San-Francisco headquartered taxi hailing service is now set to launch in Thika, making it its third city in Kenya. As part of the promotion to mark its entry into the Town, all Uber rides to, from or within Thika are 20% off for this week valid until Sunday at midnight. To enjoy this, users will use the promo code THIKA20.