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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


uberX is the premium ride choice in the city. Only spacious sedans and station wagons with an engine capacity above 1,300cc will be eligible for uberX trips. Note that UberSelect is no longer available.

Most popular uberX vehicles: Toyota Belta, Toyota Ractis, Toyota Corolla.

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).


uberChapChap is the everyday compact ride. Small hatchbacks with an engine capacity of 1,300cc or less are only eligible for uberChapChap trips.

Most popular uberChapChap vehicles: Suzuki Alto, Toyota Vitz or Mazda Demio.

Additional Requirements

  • Car in good condition
  • 8 years maximum age limit

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