Uber in an attempt to create localized services that reverberates with the common mwananchi, has propelled a TukTuk service in Mombasa dubbed UberPoa .
This move will give Mombasa occupants, a safe, dependable and cheap transport choice.
As indicated by the General Manager for Uber East Africa, Loic Amado, “We are determined to launch localized products such as uberPOA that resonates with the local citizens. When we launched uberX two years ago, we knew that this city would surpass our expectations, we have managed to create hundreds of economic opportunities and we are excited to create even more with the roll-out of uberPOA.”
uberPOA is as of now accessible in Mombasa Island , Nyali, Mkomani, Kongowea, Kisauni, Bamburi. It was first available in Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.
It will keep running alongside uberX and will take after the same strict security measures applied to all Uber alternatives.
“With uberPOA, riders will still receive the same seamless door to door Uber experience riders are used to with Uber. We believe users will be excited to have another reliable and affordable option tailored to move through the traffic on short trips around town, whether for business or pleasure,” adds Amado.
The "cool Uber" in swahili has a base charge of Ksh 10, Ksh 15 for every Kilo Meter, Ksh 3 every minute and a minimum fare of KES 50.