Uber launches Real-Time ID Check in Kenya

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Photography by Victor Peace

Riding-hailing app, Uber, has launched their latest safety update in Kenya. Dubbed as the “Real-Time ID Check”, the update is an intelligent new safety feature that periodically prompts drivers to share a selfie before going online to help ensure that the driver using the app matches the account Uber has on file.

The safety update is designed to improve security for both riders and drivers. For drivers, it prevents fraud and protects their accounts from being compromised, to ensure he or she is the only one who can access the account. It protects riders by building another layer of accountability into the app to ensure the right person is behind the wheel.

The security update is rolling out in phases, and according to Uber, not all driver-partners will see the update right away.

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  • Annita

    This is how he started in 2007, why cant we ever have peace!!! Jubilee is almost winning this race, now CORD is looking for ways of how its hooligans will again destruct peace in Kenya. The Question is well asked, Raila you are in the government and your running mate as well, Who else could be plotting rigging besides you….and without your knowledge ..nkt! We want peace as Kenyans, #IEBC has a great role and we will blame you if we go back to 2007. The only thing we seek from you is free and fare elections the loser have to concede of go to hell….PEACE

  • There is a saying in central Kenya that you dont take your sheep to someone who has none. And has been pretty overplayed at our national scene with sickening repetition. That has helped other Kenyans take note. Whenever twisted village matters grace the national table, Kenyans easily digest whats a foot. As of now, they know very well that government has been on overdrive in supporting Uhuru’s candidacy. It all started with seemingly innocenuous but numerous foreign assignments to VP Kalonzo Musyoka. Unknown to Kenyans, those trips, which would have been easily undertaken by foreign minister, were systematic “rigging” out Kalonzo from presidential contention! And that was certainly, as events were later to show, meant to pave the way for village boy who “apparently had sheep!”

    Of course, VP Kalonzo’s upper hand in handling issues, made sure that those who planned his removal from the scene, were left in the dark on his own plans. He kept his options very very close to his chest. ICC matter also became clear illustration on where government interests lay. But as it has happened before, it was taken for granted that Kenyans didnt know what was going on. Pretty obvious issues were presented in the normal crude village fashion as top secrets! Government agencies were also given instructions to put out statements attempting to curtail some campaign issues, – precisely land matters! It also doesnt escape our attention that Uhuru Kenyatta and his family are single largest land owners in the Republic. That ownership is also pretyy questionable, given that fact state power and resources are suspected to have been involved! Needless to say, leaders of agencies that come out to attempt silence land debate are also known and where their loyalties lie. If thats not an attempt to rig elections, may be Kenyans dont know whats rigging then!!!!

    Parading PM Raila Odinga and VP Kalonzo Musyoka as senior government officials is extremely self-serving and belies the truth! First, they dont understand our village language thats so pervasive in government circles. And worse, now that they are on the other side of political divide, they are regulary and contemtpuously kept in the dark in major government decisions. Thus, Uhuru is attempting, as usual, to fool Kenyans by parading their purported seniority in government!!! Truth of the matter is that they are believed to be not only “outsiders”, but also supposedly believed to lack “sheep,” – read ill-gotten wealth. And as such, dont purportedly deserve to lead this country at all!!!!

  • JOSEPH

    WHOEVER LOSSES SHOULD CONCEDE DEFEAT OR GO TO HELL. WE WANT PEACE IN OUR COUNTRY. IEBC SHOULD BE LEFT ALONE TO CONDUCT FREE AND FAIR ELECTION. SO PLEASE STOP THIS NONSENSE OF RIGGING CLAIMS COZ WILL CREATE CHAOS FOR NOTHING.

    • How about valid concerns, nonesnse as well? Dismissiveness has a price too!!!!

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