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Nyeri company launches the first online taxi booking application

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Nyeri company launches the first online taxi booking application


The app has option of boda boda, tuk tuks, taxis, trucks and trucks. FILE PHOTO | NMG

Summary

  • Transcab is looking to take a slice of the taxi market which is dominated by Uber, Taxify, Little Rides, among others.
  • The company is unlikely to face competition from its rival company as none have launched their services in major towns in the Mount Kenya region.

Nyeri-based Express Transcab Limited has launched the first taxi app in the Mount Kenya region for business and leisure travellers.

The app, Transcab, seeks to take over the taxi market which is dominated by Uber, Taxify, Little Rides, among others. The company is unlikely to face competition from its rival company as none have launched their services in major towns in the Mount Kenya region.

Speaking to the media at the launch in the town of Nyeri, the company’s chief executive, Morris Nzioka, said the app was developed by Kenyan programmers. The firm also wants to take advantage of the Nyaribo airstrip which is currently operating with the launch of commercial flights between Nairobi and the town of Nyeri.

The app has option of boda boda, tuk tuks, taxis, trucks and trucks. Nzioka noted that the app has strict security measures in place to flag operators with expired documents, including PSV insurance and licenses.

“We will carry out a thorough verification of drivers to ensure that they are operating with valid documents. This will foster trust between our customers,” he said.

There is a provision for trucks which will allow farmers and construction companies to transport agricultural products and construction materials respectively without much fuss.