So, It’s official: we have now launched in Nairobi and also launched #UberCash!
We love Nairobi and we have received some serious #UberLOVE since we first put cars on the road in late January 2015. We had an amazing Uber Kenya Launch Party last week with 200+ guests representing all corners of this unique city to celebrate the occasion.
We had everyone from hardcore bankers to socialites, from tech startup jocks to fashionistas – word has gotten out that we have now made it official: Uber has launched in Nairobi and is here to serve you! The “Green City in the Sun” is developing at a blistering rate with endless possibilities, and we’re incredibly excited to be a part of this growth, providing safe, reliable transportation to all Nairobians, now that we accept cash as a payment option too.
Huge thank you to The dusit D2 Rouge Deck for hosting our awesome launch party which jived with sweet beats from Just a Band, canapes, drinks, and a great mix of people! An even bigger thank you to all of our guests for coming out to show their love and support for Uber Kenya – we had a fantastic time sharing our story and raising a glass with all of you. We were also very pleased to realize just how many of our guests hopped on an Uber that night too to get to and from the party safely.
FREE RIDES: Earn Uber credits from driver referrals!
Drivers love Uber! Email the contact info for your favorite Nairobi drivers to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For every driver that signs up and completes 10 trips, we’ll give you Ksh 5,000 in free rides! The driver will also receive a reward upon joining.
Here are a few photos that perfectly captured the spirit of the evening. More at the bottom of the post. (See also social links to entire launch party album on facebook!)