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Uber launches service platform for partner drivers

Uber Rewards programme aims to provide driver-partners access to a variety of partner discounts and deals. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Uber Rewards programme aims to provide driver-partners access to a variety of partner discounts and deals. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Taxi hailing firm Uber in Kenya has partnered with 10 organisations to launch Uber Rewards, a platform that provides drivers with exclusive perks for vital services.

Uber said its Rewards initiative brings together all companies partnering with Uber to help driver-partners reduce costs and reward them for the time they dedicate to driving using the app.

It is housed at Uber’s Greenlight Hub – the office space that serves Uber’s driver-partners as a resource centre as well as providing technical support to drivers using the app.

Uber Kenya’s Greenlight hub manager, Emmah Mutunga said the technology firm is committed to supporting women and men who drive on the Uber app to achieve their investment and business goals.

“We listened closely to thousands of driver-partners and from their feedback we were able to identify the benefits they mostly want access to, giving birth to Uber Rewards,” Ms Mutunga.

Uber in Kenya has struck partnerships with various companies to provide tools and offers for driver-partners.

The taxi hailing firm said it uses the partnerships to offer a dynamic rewards programme that is ultimately designed to help driver-partners stay healthy, grow their businesses and reduce overall operating costs.

The list of partner organisations with a booth at Uber’s GLH includes the National Transport and Safety Authority, MP Shah, Flare, Toyotsu, Huawei, Essilor, Kingsway, and Telkom Kenya.

About 350 driver-partners and their families attended the Uber Rewards launch and got free medical checkups for diabetes, blood pressure and vision as well as BMI screenings. Driver-partners also benefited from mobile phone and telco discounts and giveaways.

Uber Rewards programme aims to provide driver-partners access to a variety of partner discounts and deals.

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