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After Driver Protest, Uber Kenya Agrees To Raise Commission Rates For Drivers to 82%

Updated: Nov 11, 2022



So many Uber drivers complain that they are not paid enough, yet they continue to drive everyday despite knowing this reality. Why is this? Is it because they are dumb? Well, not quite. It's mainly because of false hope from Uber. Uber promises that they reward drivers with huge bonuses when it reality, the bonuses require significant hours of work per week, often times 80 hours per week, and that hourly rate often times trickles down to less than $10 per hour after expenses. How is that legal?


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Well, for the first time in history, Uber drivers protesting actually worked! Uber drivers have been protesting left and right. And, most notably, in Africa. Let's take a look at what's going on in Africa.


In Kenya, Uber has decided to raise the commission rate to drivers up to 82% for every ride. Well, isn't that great? Well, it's mostly because the government forced them to, only after enough drivers stood up and demanded this and showed their frustration. Why can't this happen worldwide? Uber should pay drivers fairly.


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Uber drivers go on strike for better pay and benefits.


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