NAIROBI, Kenya, May 20 – UAP Old Mutual General Business has partnered with Uber to provide 3-ply masks to Uber drivers in Nairobi & Mombasa worth Sh2.75 million. The distribution of the face masks was done from the AutoXpress network of branches in the country.
David Kuria, MD Insurance Business at UAP Old Mutual said, “Partnerships such as this one with Uber and AutoXpress are vital in the fight to manage and to stop the spread of the pandemic. If we all play our part, then we will achieve our goal. As the UAP Old Mutual Group, we continue to play our part to ensure that our customers, staff, partners and communities remain safe during this period.”
Brian Njao, Uber Country Manager for Kenya added, “The uncertainty caused by COVID-19 is being felt around the world. The safety of drivers and riders on our platform continues to be a key focus for us. We are collaborating with UAP Old Mutual Group and AutoXpress to support drivers on our platform by providing them with masks to limit the spread of coronavirus and adhere to the guidelines issued by various health authorities and the Government.”
“AutoXpress is pleased to support this noble initiative that protects so many members of society, this is why we offered our branches as staging points of convenience and support,” said Mr. Sandeep Shah, AutoXpress Managing Director. Uber drivers can continue to benefit from the ongoing exclusive Uber offers on Tyres, Car Service, Suspension, Accessories, Brakes and Batteries,” he added.
In addition, UAP Old Mutual Faulu Foundation has contributed Kshs 2 Million to the Association of Kenya Insurance (AKI) & Insurance Regulatory Association (IRA) joint industry humanitarian response to the Covid-19 crises in Kenya as well.