Uber Eats Expands to Kisumu

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

Kui Mbugua, General Manager, Uber Eats Kenya

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.”

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 cuts across diverse consumer needs and price points where it continues to expand the categories it offers including Convenience, Liquor, Pharmacy & Wellness, and Everyday Essentials.

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

Kisumu County Executive Member (CEC) for Trade, Tourism, Industry, and Marketing Hon. 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 its launch to align with consumers’ evolving needs including restaurant selections that range from local favorites to large enterprise partners and well-known retail and grocery merchants.

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