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Little’s payments to taxi drivers tops Sh1bn in 13 months

Little chief executive Kamal Budhabatti. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Little chief executive Kamal Budhabatti. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Safaricom #ticker:SCOM-backed taxi-hailing company Little says that it has paid out Sh1 billion to drivers in the 13 months since it launched in the Kenyan market.

Little chief executive Kamal Budhabatti in an interview said partner drivers had withdrawn most of this cash, Sh650 million, through mobile money platform M-Pesa.

The company has about 5,000 drivers on its app, who clock in over 13,000 rides during peak periods at the weekends.

Earlier this year Little launched a system for drivers to withdraw their money through M-Pesa as needed, instead of waiting for end-week reconciliations with the company. 

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