ABN - Peer-to-peer taxi company Uber has announced plans to launch its food delivering service Uber Eats in Nairobi and Cairo, significantly bolstering its presence on the African continent.
Currently, the service is only available in Africa within three South African cities; Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, but the multinational firm expands to launch in Kenya’s capital city Nairobi by the end of 2018.
“After three years of making safe and affordable rides available at the touch of a button, Uber has announced its continued investment in East Africa with the forthcoming launch of Uber Eats in Kenya,” stated Janet Kemboi, spokesperson for Uber East Africa.
“The global food delivery app — that makes getting great food as simple as requesting a ride — will add Nairobi to its menu of more than 200 cities around the world later this year.”
“We are in discussion with a number of local and national restaurant partners in Kenya. We look forward to sharing more details soon,” she added.
Uber Eats will also launch in Egypt’s capital Cairo, as well as in Saudi Arabia, by the end of the year, with a locally-designed app to be created specifically for Arabic speaking consumers.