Nairobi, Kenya, May 29 – Uber in Kenya has launched Uber Eats, a food delivery app, that will allow customers buy food from various restaurants and have it delivered to their doorstep.
Uber Eats Kenya General Manager, Amal Devani, says the app has partnered with over 100 restaurants in Nairobi, from which orders can be made on the app for delivery by hundreds of couriers who have signed up.
“We are excited to introduce this revolutionary app to Nairobi, after its huge global success in over 200 cities around the world. It has been custom-built to suit local needs, including the option of paying by M-PESA and cash. At the touch of a button, Nairobi residents are now conveniently and easily connected to their favorite restaurants,” Devani added.
The service is initially available in Kileleshwa, Westlands, Kilimani and Lavington, and expected to be rolled out to the rest of the city, as well as other cities in Kenya.
Nairobi becomes the fourth city in sub-Saharan Africa in which Uber Eats is available after Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
The Uber Eats app, which is separate from the Uber rides app, is available for download from either the App Store or Google Play.
Orders can be made from the app between 10am and 10pm any day of the week with no minimum baskets size. Each order will attract a delivery fee of Sh150.
“We are also supporting growth of local restaurants using technology to build their business by opening their doors to more virtual customers, as well as access to actionable data and analytics that can make their business more profitable and efficient. For our delivery partners, we are creating new flexible economic opportunities by providing work at the push of a button”.
Uber first launched Uber Eats two years ago and is available in 200 cities across the world delivering food from 8,000 restaurants globally.
Uber Eats becomes the second app launched by Uber, after the Uber rides app that was first introduced in Nairobi in 2015 and has since expanded to Mombasa and Thika, with more than 363,000 active riders and over 5,000 active driver-partners.