Kenya: Taxify gets edge over Uber with M-Pesa payments

3 November 2017

Money Transfer

Taxify is following in the steps of Little, the Craft Silicon owned taxi-hailing company which was the first to integrate M-Pesa payment into its application. Sendy, a mobile-based courier service, and has also integrated M-Pesa into its application.

Both Sendy and Little are backed by Safaricom .

Mondo Ride said in an interview it is also planning to launch an M-Pesa payment option. Little chief executive, Kamal Budhabatti, told the Business Daily that M-Pesa accounts for about 30 per cent of the company’s ride payments.

Customers also have the option of loading money to through M-Pesa to a “Little Wallet” for later payment of their own rides or on behalf of their family and friends. M-Pesa is also integrated into the driver’s application on Little.

Uber told the Business Daily that it was still looking for a payments solution that would complement cash across the markets where it operates.

“We are looking for payment options that will serve riders and our partners across multiple countries that we are in,” the company said in a statement. Read the full article on Business Daily here.