Virscom launches taxi app in Kenya
The new Cab app charges drivers zero per cent commission - it saves riders up to 50 per cent of fares, in an array of new money saving and security features.
"If you choose to Share, the in-App features gives the first customer the privilege to select who to share the ride with after a quick view of the customer's profile during the shared ride request. The selections take seconds and saves up to half a fare while leaving speed unimpaired," said Mwakio.
In order to guarantee near zero security issues for both riders and customers, ShareCABTM has put in place a very stringent vetting program that ensures they have the right type of drivers operating on the platform. "We collect the drivers' copies of Certificate of Good Conduct, KRA certificate, national ID and passport size photographs. We have also partnered with an agency that assists us with the drivers' background checks," said Mwakio.
ShareCABTM is initially being launched in Nairobi, and across Kenya over the next six months. Within a year, the app will expand to international markets, including South Africa, Nigeria, San Francisco, Dubai and Toronto.