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Vehicle requirements

In Kenya

Which car is right for you? Make sure it meets the vehicle requirements in Kenya, and remember that you’ll make more money if you keep your costs low.



Your vehicle

  • Model year 2006 or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Selected 2-door cars

Your paperwork

  • Motor vehicle registration book
  • PSV Insurance
  • Vehicle inspection report
  • Business Permit
  • Partner National ID

What are you driving?

Vehicle options in Kenya


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

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
  • Selected cars models year 2006 or newer qualify to drive with uberX

Note: in Mombasa, at this time, we will only be onboarding new drivers for uberPOA (TukTuk).


Most newer cars qualify to drive with uberCHAPCHAP, the faster option for riders in Nairobi.

Additional Requirements

  • Suzuki Alto 800 in good condition
  • Car model year 2017 or newer qualify to drive with uberCHAPCHAP

Start making money with Uber in Kenya