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First women only cab-hailing service launched in Nairobi

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The first women only cab-hailing service has been launched in Nairobi aiming to address concerns about women while also empowering them economically.

Even though female drivers make up just 3 percent of the 12,000 drivers registered by online cab-hailing applications, proprietors of the new service hope to lure more women into driving.

The service will offer women the comfort of having to be driven by female taxi drivers.

This is in a bid to address concerns by women over the fear of having to be driven by male drivers they are unfamiliar with.

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In the last three years, at least a dozen online cab services have been launched in Kenya to meet the changing needs of commuters.

The companies which run the applications take between 15 and 25 percent of the money drivers make on their trips.

An-Nisa’s commission is only 10 percent which is relatively low compared with similar apps.

With this new service, An-Nisa hopes to get more women not just in their cabs, but also behind the wheel.

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