Kenyans are hitting the road in style, with Uber revealing fascinating trends in their cab-hailing and food-delivery services.
According to Uber consumer trends data, the longest trip in Kenya was 549 km for a four-wheel-drive vehicle and 520 km for a two-wheel-drive vehicle.
The highest fare earned by a driver for a single trip was KSh 15,600. In addition, trips to airports increased by 71.3% in August 2023.
The company also said that demand for business trips on Uber for Business rose by 10.96% year on year, with 9 a.m. being the most popular time.
For its food delivery service, Uber Eats, the data shows that Kenyans prefer American and African cuisine.
The top-ordered meals were KFC’s Streetwise 2 and 3, followed by the Full Java House Breakfast.
Kenyans ordered mostly on Fridays and Sundays, at 7 p.m., 6 p.m., and 1 p.m.
The demand for deliveries also enabled both companies to offer other items. Uber Eats reported that some customers ordered sanitary products like towels and soaps and flowers such as roses.
Uber Eats General Manager, Kui Mbugua, said: “We are pleased to leverage our tech and logistics expertise to become Kenyans’ choice to access the day-to-day items they need, whether it’s to order a meal for friends and loved ones or access grocery, pharmacy, or retail items.”
Uber Kenya operates mainly in Nairobi, Mombasa, and Nakuru cities.