In Summary
  • ShareCab will charge a fee of Sh2,000 per driver, as opposed to the other taxi-hailing platforms that take a percentage commission from the drivers’ total earnings.
  • The platform will also allow passengers heading in the same direction to share a taxi.
  • The platform’s charges for a lone rider are set at Sh30 per kilometre, Sh4 per minute and a base fare of Sh100.

A Kenyan tech firm has launched the second local online taxi hailing platform which seeks to lure drivers by charging them a flat monthly rate instead of the commission earnings charged by the current operators.

The platform dubbed ShareCab will charge a fee of Sh2,000 per driver, as opposed to the other taxi-hailing platforms that take a percentage commission from the drivers’ total earnings.

The platform will also allow passengers heading in the same direction to share a taxi. The platform’s charges for a lone rider are set at Sh30 per kilometre, Sh4 per minute and a base fare of Sh100.

The shortest ride will cost Sh250. Only the base and minimum fare will be cost-shared among the passengers.

“My motivation was to create a platform where costs can be drastically reduced for customers, in a combination that was smart, and also improved on our carbon footprint,” said Virscom founder and chief executive officer, Mwakio Ngale.

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