Three Uber taxi drivers charged with ‘wrong’ parking
Three Uber taxi drivers were on Tuesday, November 8 charged in a Mombasa Court for allegedly parking at an undesignated area within Moi International Airport.
The three; Charles Wangudi Mwangi, Lews Machuki and Martin Ngige, denied the charge before Chief Magistrate, Teresiah Matheka, and were released on a Ksh 20,000 bond each with ae surety of a similar amount.
The prosecution said: “The suspects committed the offense on November 4, within the airport facility located at Changamwe.”
The three suspects were accused of failing to seek approval from the airport’s authority before parking the vehicles and are set for hearing on December 1, 2016.
Recently, Uber reduced charges per kilometre from Ksh 60 to Ksh 35 while the charges per minute had been reduced by 25 percent to Ksh 3 from previous Ksh 4 in a bid to attract more customers.
There has been a competition in the form of new entrants in the market challenging its current prices.
Written by Diing Magot