How to Become Uber Driver in Kenya

Anne Katana

In Kenya, there are many ways to make money. You can start your own business, find a job, or invest in a new project. Becoming an Uber driver is an excellent option if you’re looking for an easy way to make some extra cash. In this article, we’ll explain how to become an Uber driver in Kenya and what you can expect from the experience. Keep reading to learn more!

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How to Become Uber Driver in Kenya

How to Join Uber as a Driver

Like any other job application, Joining Uber comes with a few requirements you must comply with to be part of their team. Here are some criteria to join Uber as a driver in Kenya.

Uber Kenya Minimum Driver requirements

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • National Id card
  • PSV driving license
  • Have a valid phone number and an email address
  • Must undergo a complete safety assessment process
  • Certification from Uber
  • Use an iPhone or an Android device running 4.0 or newer

Uber Kenya Minimum Vehicle requirements

  • PSV Insurance
  • Motor vehicle registration certificate
  • The vehicle must be 2006 or later
  • Vehicle inspection report
  • Partner National ID
  • A working radio
  • Vehicle must have 4-doors

How to join Uber in Kenya Sign-up Process

Uber Kenya Registration is easy and can take less than 5 minutes. To start registration, go to the Uber sign-up page. Make sure to fill in the required details and upload all the essential information.

These include your driver’s license, auto insurance, and registration after submitting your necessary information.

How Uber Kenya registration Works

You will need to download the Uber partner app to start driving when done with the sign-up process. You can find the app in both the Play Store and App Store.

When you open the app, you will be offline swipe right on the bar in the upper left-hand corner to go online, so you can start accepting rides.

Uber will link to Google Maps and guide you to the location where your passenger made their request.

Uber Kenya Frequently asked questions.

  1. How do I get paid?

What’s nice is that Uber will send your weekly earnings to your bank account. You’ll also have the option to sign up for an Uber Visa card where you can transfer funds instantly, which does come in handy or through M-Pesa.

2. What kind of insurance will I need?

I wanted to ensure I got the right infant information, so I messaged Uber support. They told me from the time you accept a trip until the completion of that trip and the riders exiting the vehicle, they maintain the following coverage;

  • Third-party liability
  • Uninsured or underinsured motorist injury
  • Contingent comprehensive and collision insurance (if you keep comprehensive and collision insurance on your policy, Uber’s policy will cover physical damage to that vehicle up to the actual cash value of the car)

3. Can I rent a car to drive for Uber?

Yes, the short answer is short-term rental options, car leasing, or special car discounts from top manufacturers. Visit Uber’s website for more details.

4. How do I do taxes for Uber?

You will use the 1099-K. Form payments are calculated from gross fares, tolls, sales tax, city fees, Airport fees, split fare fees, and safe ride fees. You can find this on the online Uber dashboard, or Uber will mail it to you.

The other form that you might need to fill out is the 1099-MISC. Reports compensation between Uber and driver-partners, including referrals, incentive payments, prizes, awards, or other income payments.

If you don’t receive that in the mail or don’t see it, you weren’t eligible and didn’t need to worry about filling it out, so you’re good to go.

5. Does Uber provide a car to Uber Drivers?

Uber provides you with nothing but the driver app, and you take nothing more for 75% of each drive. Finally, please leave any questions, suggestions, or concerns below. Until then, Happy Ubering.

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