Uber Introduces Tipping for Drivers in Kenya

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Uber Drivers in Kenya can now be tipped by passengers after the cab-hailing platform launched a tipping feature on the app recently.

Uber now have the option of tipping drivers at the end of each, which can be done by selecting one of the pre-set amounts or custom or a specific amount of choice, Business Daily Africa has confirmed.

“You can now show your appreciation for going the extra mile by tipping your driver directly through the Uber app after the trip has completed. A tip is an extra way to say thank you to a driver that’s gone above and beyond the usual expected service,” said Uber in a statement.

The feature was first introduced in Uber’s other markets in 2017, and could be rolled out in other African countries following this debut.

According to the US company, it does not take any fees for the tips as it would for regular trip payments. For riders who are using split fare, the company says “the rider who originally requested the trip will be able to select the tip amount for the trip. If a tip is added by the original requester, it will not be split with the other passengers.”


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