Money is welcome anytime and anywhere. Days, when one needs to depend upon a stable job to earn, are history. Nowadays, technology and outsourcing innovations have made it possible for everyone to make money in Kenya. Whether it is to get rich quickly or to meet basic living expenses, several options for making cash fast are easily available. One such an option is to become an Uber driver.
But how does one become an Uber driver? That’s one question that many Kenyans ask themselves when they want to venture into this business. In this article, you are going to learn all the requirements you need to meet in order to be an Uber driver an how to get reasonable profits.
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Basic Requirements to Become an Uber Driver in Kenya.
1. You must be 20 years old and above
2. PSV Driving License
3. Valid National Identification Document
4. Driver’s Tax Pin Certificate
5. Regular (Non-PSV) driving license / PSV Driving License
6.No criminal record
7. Clean Driving record; Driving without insurance or license, Drunk driving and reckless driving
8. Vehicle inspection report
9. Motor vehicle registration book
After meeting the above requirements, you can sign up at https://partners.uber.com/drive/ and thereafter you will receive an email from uber with documents that you be required to fill and send back. If you have any queries, you can head to “HELP” in the Uber app navigation or tweet them via @uber_kenya
Also, read: List Of Vehicles Accepted by Uber Kenya 2018
Uber Drivers Pay and Salary
Uber charges passengers at the end of the journey. The fare is calculated on basis of a base rate, distance and time taken to cover it.
N/B: Time and distance rates will differ depending on the vehicle option that you drive (uberX, UberSelect) and the city you’re driving in.
Below are Uber charges for Nairobi and Mombasa.
|NEW FARES (effective March 16, 2017)||KES 42 per KM||KES 100 base fare||KES 3 per min||KES 300 minimum fare|
|NEW FARES(effective March 16, 2017)||KES 42 per KM||KES 70 base fare||KES 3 per min||KES 200 minimum fare|