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Uber Eats expands to Kisumu

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GM UberEats Kenya, Kui Mbugua.

Uber Eats Tuesday announced its expansion to Kisumu, bringing the total number of cities in Kenya where it is present to six, namely, Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret, Naivasha.

This move is intended to bring city residents a variety of selection options for food, grocery and retail- all at the tap of a button.

The expansion of Uber Eats to Kisumu signals multi-level value addition across the value chain, including restaurants, retailers and delivery people, who will be able to access flexible and independent earning opportunities..

Commenting on the launch, Kui Mbugua, General Manager, Uber Eats Kenya, said: “Our expansion into Kisumu is a key moment for us as we bring our unique offering of on-demand commerce, selection and affordable offering to the residents of Kisumu. Through Uber Eats, we seek to enhance the overall delivery experience and contribute to the local economy by supporting restaurants and retailers in Kisumu.”

GM UberEats Kenya, Kui Mbugua.

As an on-demand marketplace, Uber Eats seamlessly connects businesses and consumers, providing an ever-expanding array of goods and services available on the app.

One can find a wide spectrum of goods on the Uber Eats app that cut across diverse consumer needs and price points where it continues to expand the categories it offers including Convenience, Liquor, Pharmacy and Wellness and Everyday Essentials.

Kisumu County Executive Member (CEC) for Trade, Tourism, Industry and Marketing Farida Salim

Kisumu County Executive Member (CEC) for Trade, Tourism, Industry and Marketing Farida Salim, commented on the launch: “We are pleased to welcome Uber Eats to Kisumu County and anticipate significant value being created for restaurants and small businesses. This is a great example of a collaboration between the private and public sector, which yields benefits for individuals, businesses and the community at large.”

Uber Eats, which has been present in Kenya for six years now, has expanded its platform since launch to align with consumers’ evolving needs including restaurant selections that range from local favourites to large enterprise partners and well known retail and grocery merchants.

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