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Nairobi tops Uber for Business Africa uptake

The platform-which first debuted in 2014- was unveiled locally in January 2015 alongside UberX service.
The platform-which first debuted in 2014- was unveiled locally in January 2015 alongside UberX service.  

Nairobi has topped Uber for Business (U4B) sign-ups in Africa as more firms take up the service to manage corporate travel online.

The capital also emerged the second-biggest market for the ride hailing company’s business platform after London in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

The platform-which first debuted in 2014- was unveiled locally in January 2015 alongside UberX service.

The platform enables corporates to track, manage and get billed for their business travel under a single account.

Out of the 1,200 companies that have so far signed up for the service in Kenya only half remain active for the service also available in South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Nigeria.

In London, over 50,000 companies have signed up to it.

“Most companies sign up with U4B because of the reliability, convenience and safety that Uber for Business assures their employees,” Uber’s East Africa spokesperson Janet Kemboi said.

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