•Mugambi also reiterated his desire to discourage a trend where foreign firms have been reaping big from online apps at the expense of local drivers.
•The county legislator empathised with the drivers whom he said risked causing accidents due to a busy schedule.
Umoja I MCA, Mark Mugambi Macharia, has promised to introduce a bill in the Nairobi County Assembly to secure picking and dropping zones for online cabs in the city centre.
Speaking on Saturday, Mugambi said the move was meant to protect the drivers from constant harassment by county constables.
“This term I intend to bring bills that will support and favour our online taxi drivers. we should have them allocated picking and dropping zones within the central business district (CBD). This will curb the harassment they face from our county askari,” Mugambi said.
Mugambi also reiterated his desire to discourage a trend where foreign firms have been reaping big from online apps at the expense of local drivers.
“I'll also do a bill that will end the exploitation they face from the foreign apps. Our citizens need to be respected and appreciated and not abused,” Mugambi said.
The county legislator empathized with the drivers whom he said risked causing accidents due to a busy schedule.
“We've all witnessed the numerous cases of our online taxi drivers involved in serious accidents, this is normally caused by fatigue as they work for longer hours without rest,” Mugambi said.
“This, therefore, puts the lives of the passengers at risk as they are not able to know if their driver is in a good driving condition.”
Edited by Tony Mballa