The entry of Uber into the Kenyan taxi market in 2014 has led to greater competitiveness. Uber is not a transportation provider. Flat rates apply to direct trips between specified locations. Additional stops may result in a higher fare. Applicable tolls and surcharges may be added to your fare. At times of intense demand, our rates change over time to keep vehicles available.

Uber Kenya is usually more than 50% cheaper than the private Kenyan taxis operating in Nairobi and Mombasa such as Kenatco and Jatco.This is due to their pricing model that sorely relies on traffic (time taken) and distance of travel. This is why Uber taxis are usually cheapest at night and during the weekends.

Uber Kenya is a taxi service that operates in Nairobi and Mombasa. It has become very popular due to their cheap rates. Uber clients do not need to travel to the Uber offices to get a taxi. You book online through the Uber app on your smartphone. Uber Kenya is a branch of Uber Technologies Inc which has its headquarters in California, USA.

Uber Kenya Offices

The office is located at The Riverfront on Chiromo Lane

Uber Kenya App

Downloading the rider app


You can download and install the Uber rider app on Android devices with operating system 4.0.3 and newer. Head to the Google Play store and follow these steps:

1. Tap the Google Play icon.
2. Tap the search bar, type Uber, then tap Search.
3. Select the Uber icon and tap INSTALL.
4. After app installation is complete, tap OPEN. 
5. In the Uber app, tap SIGN IN if you have an account or tap REGISTER to create one. 

The Uber rider app for Windows is available for download from the link below.
Please note this URL will not work on iOS or Android devices. 

Uber Kenya Car Requirements

Minimum requirements

  • Model year 2006 or newer
  • 4-door car or minivan
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection

Documents needed

  • PSV Insurance
  • Business Permit
  • Vehicle registration book
  • Vehicle inspection report

Vehicle options in Nairobi


Most newer cars qualify to drive with uberX, the most popular vehicle option for riders.

Additional requirements

  • 4-door sedan in good condition
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles

Cars model year 2006 or newer qualify to drive with uberX. View our list of popular models.


Mid-tier luxury sedans command higher fares. See our list of eligible vehicle models, but in rare circumstances other models may qualify.

Additional requirements

  • Model year 2008 or newer
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles

Uber Kenya Facebook

Uber Partner Kenya

Uber has a list of available driver-partners looking for a vehicle to drive.

The password to this list is: movenairobi2017

Please Note: This password will change on a regular basis

You can contact any of these driver-partners to offer them a partnership with you. Once you have found a suitable driver-partner, you can follow the change process on this page.