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Uber to offer disabled persons free rides to poll centres

By Mercy Odhiambo | August 3rd 2017 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

Uber has teamed up with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to provide free rides for people with disabilities who are registered voters to and from the polling stations.

This means next Tuesday, disabled people will be able to get to and from their respective polling stations easily to vote.

Residents who fall under the United Disabled Persons of Kenya organisation will receive a special code to enable them to redeem the two rides.

There is also a plan to give a Sh200 discount to all other Uber riders to and from the poll stations.

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The offer is valid from 6am to 6pm on Tuesday in Nairobi, Mombasa and Thika.

Uber East Africa General Manager Loic Amado said riders would also be able to receive a linked message reminding them to vote and a site to help them get to their respective polling stations.

"We hope to bring the ballot closer to the people of Nairobi, Mombasa and Thika with eased Uber services," said Mr Amado.

"Our aim is to support Kenyan voters in the cities where we are present. We remain committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable transportation for all riders."

New and existing Uber riders will be required to request rides using the promotion code VOTEKE2017 in the apps promotion tab. 

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