Ride-sharing startup Showfa has unveiled a commission-free app for cab drivers in Nairobi.
The company seeks to compete with firms such as Bolt, Uber, Little Cab, inDriver, and Wasili, among others.
It claims that its services are distinct from those of its competitors because it does not charge drivers commissions, which operators have previously complained about, and it also provides low fares for passengers as well as ambulance services.
“We understand that the current economic climate has made it difficult for many drivers to make ends meet, which is why we are proud to offer our zero-commission platform,” the firm said in a statement.
“This means that drivers will not be charged any commission on their earnings, enabling them to earn more and put more money back into their pockets.”
Last year, ride-sharing platform Uber Kenya cut the commission charged to drivers per trip from 25 percent to 18 percent, barely a week after drivers staged demonstrations.
The reductions came after the firm received a transport network licence from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to operate in Kenya.
“Drivers and riders are suffering because of the exorbitant commissions that must be paid to the existing cab hailing companies,” it added.
“Drivers and riders use their cars & bikes, fuel, and end up working for endless with little to show for it. We are here to fix the problem.”
Source: Capital FM Kenya.