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Uber in voter listing drive with discounted fares on deadline day

Uber Kenya on Tuesday gave Kenyans a discounted ride on the last day of voter registration.

The taxi hailing firm on Valentine’s day gave a 50% discount off two trips in Nairobi, Thika and Mombasa to encourage people use the trips for voter registration.

All one had to do was to open the Uber app and add the promo code 254LOVE in the payment or promotions tab of the menu.

Users had to enter the code 254LOVE before requesting a ride to get 50% off their next two rides

Discount applied only to the first two trips completed between 5am and 11pm on Tuesday.

Uber’s rivals Little Cab had a Valentine’s Day offer too that gave female riders a discount on Tuesday.

According to an email that has been sent to all who have registered with the Safaricom hailing cab, all women who request to use it will get a discount of Sh500 for every ride.

“Special Valentine offer only for our lovely ladies this Tuesday 14th February 2017, all ladies riders would get a free little ride of up to Sh500 and men who want to get a free ride, pamper the lady in your life, so that she can book a Little Ride for you,” the email read in part.