Taxi Sharing App Uber to launch in Nairobi Kenya with some free rides for users

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The speculation is over. Ridesharing App, Uber is launching in Nairobi in January 22.

The App-based transportation company first advertised three vacancies including General Manager, Community Manager and an Operations & Logistics Manager for the Nairobi office on its careers site last year in December.

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According to Techmoran, Kenyan-based Tech news website, Uber has partnered with Eatout, a local restaurant discovery App to offer complimentary taxi rides during the latter’s Nairobi Restaurant Week campaign.

The company has reportedly signed up 30 cars for its pilot phase and is signing up more before its official launch next month. Nairobi will be the third city in Africa after Lagos and Cairos to welcome the San Francisco headquartered company. However, Uber will have to compete against Rocket Internet-backed Easy Taxi that’s already been operational in Nairobi.

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