Yego Global, a Rwandese taxi hailing company recently expanded their services to the Kenyan market through its subdivision – YEGO Mobility Kenya Limited.
Yego aims to shake up the taxi hailing business in the country by offering drivers who sign up to the platform the lowest commissions in the industry at 12%.
This is the lowest commission in the country when compared to the 18% and 15% offered by platforms like Uber and Little Cab respectively. Besides offering drivers the lowest commissions in the country, YEGO drivers will also be provided with personal accident insurance at no cost and medical insurance to qualifying drivers.
Yego currently has three main cab class sizes, Compact, Medium and XL.
Yego Fare Rates.
The rates for each cab sizes are listed below.
|Compact (3 seats)||Medium (4 seats)||XL (6 seats)|
|Base Fare||Ksh 200 (up to 2KM and 5 min)||Ksh 250 (up to 2KM and 5 min)||Ksh 300 (up to 2KM and 5 min)|
|After 2KM||Ksh 30 per Kilometer||Ksh 41 per Kilometer||Ksh 55 per Kilometer|
|After 5 minutes||Ksh 5 per minute||Ksh 5 per minute||Ksh 5 per minute|
From the above rates, Yego’s rates are well priced but not that different from what other taxi hailing apps charge.
Yego also said fares would also be kept in line with the prevailing fuel prices and traffic situations. Drivers will also be able to withdraw their earnings on demand with the actual processing fees.
The Yego app has handy booking feature where customers will be able to start a ride by simply scanning a QR code with the unique ‘Pair Ride’. This feature is unique to Yego and is not available on any other cab hailing application in the country.
An in-app wallet that will allow passengers to simply walk away at the end of the ride without having to pull out cash or even enter a PIN.