Kenyan taxi drivers ask gov't to stop Uber due cheaper fare

Taxi operators in Kenya want the government to stop operations of ride sharing app Uber, which has risen in popularity because of its cheaper fares.

Kenya police say they have launched investigations into allegations of attacks on Uber drivers.

Chairman of the Taxi Cab Association of Kenya Josphat Olila said Wednesday that the organization will hold protests in a week. Mwangi Mubia, the association's spokesman said 4,000 taxis are being driven out of business because of Uber's cheaper fares. On Tuesday, Interior Ministry Spokesman Mwenda Njoka issued a statement saying that there have been reports of attacks on Uber drivers this week. He said business rivalry should never be settled through attacks and intimidation but rather through established legal mechanisms of resolving disputes.