> I hate the fact that startups are increasingly being taken out of business
> by regulation
> – Bike hailing companies in Nigeria.
> Are startups immune to regulation? No. Government, should however not kill
> innovation. Time for regulatory sandbox across industry
> Nyina Wa Búrúri
> The government should waive all costs for SWVL. They should be allowed to
> operate all the routes they want to as long as all their vehicles are
> registered and they can always show where their vehicles are at any given
> time. Matatus are chaotic, SWVL brings order & sanity.
> Problem Solver
> Replying to
> Kenya will remain a third world country until it\’s death if it does not
> embrace technology. Swvl is one way to make Nairobi a smart city. Problem
> is we don\’t have a visionary leadership. Only short sighted clowns.
> J Nderi
> Headline reads \”NTSA wants Swvl chief executive prosecuted.\” Headline
> should read \”NTSA fights development\”…
> “Traditionally an operator is licensed to operate at a particular route
> but Swvl wants to operate in a manner that they can go anywhere,\” said
> NTSA\’s Licensing Manager Jackson Mutua…
> its 2020 but we still want to use traditional methods eeh?
> Secular Kenyan ??
> The only problem facing #swvl is that they\’re not providing a platform for
> NTSA and Kenya police officers to collect their 50/-
> Lets be real, this isn\’t about operating illegally in the country. The
> Matatu system is so rotten and those
> & the traffic commandant are used to receiving lot\’s of money from the
> saccos. Anyway their day is coming and I can\’t wait!
> George Gachara
> Swvl, Uber, Airbnb, Mpesa, Netflix, Drones etc., are part of new digital
> biz models that most of our laws & institutions are unable to acknowledge.
> Intelligent interaction is needed
> | NTSA wants Swvl boss prosecuted
> kenya burns swvl there is gonna be a problem.its just like Uber, bolts
> and little cab for crying out loud..
> Angie M
> what you\’re trying to do to SWVL is Shameful! You are not a Cartel for
> Matatu\’s… Stop Behaving Like One!
> Mildred Achoch.
> Check out the Rock \’n\’ roll film festival, Kenya TV Channel!
> On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 9:10 AM Liz Orembo via kictanet <
> firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Good morning listers,
>> Today we will talk about Digital Hailing Services Regulations and the
>> licensing of the Service Operators under part 1 of the regulations.
>> Looking at the document, it seems like the NTSA is trying to regulate the
>> industry following the recent incidents that have come up: eg accidents,
>> assisted crimes and digital taxi drivers woes. These regulations will
>> require any digital hailing services; Uber, Bolt, and Swivl, to register in
>> Kenya and operate under the Kenyan laws. They will also obtain operating
>> licences from the NTSA.
>> We would like to hear your views on this:
>> a. Are the regulations necessary?
>> b. Is NTSA the right/best body to regulate Digital Hailing Transport
>> c. What are the likely impacts in the transport industry, Information
>> Society Sector and gig economy? etc
>> d. Should multinationals be subjected to different licensing requirements?
>> Here are some resources to guide our discussions.
>> 1. Bolt, uber among taxi apps ordered to get licences or get off road.
>> 2. Can California reign tech-gig platforms? A primer on the bold state
>> law that will try.
>> Over to you listers.
>> Best regards.
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