Day 2 Discussions: Digital Hailing Services Regulations

Hi Mwara,

My responses in line

On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 12:17 PM mwara gichanga via kictanet <> wrote:

> Good Afternoon listers,
> Thank you to all who contributed to yesterday’s discussions
> Today we continue the online discussions on the Digital Hailing Services
> Regulations in the transport Sector. Today we focus on the 2 and 3 part of
> the document :-
> 1. Licensing of Digital Hailing Service Vehicle
> 2. Licensing of Digital Hailing Service Driver
> Specifically on the rules and responsibilities of car owners and drivers
> under part 2 and 3
> @Bill had strongly brought out theses issues in yesterday’s conversation,
> so we ask
> 1. Should the new regulations operate under kenyan labour laws? Should
> multi-national digital hailing taxi apps recognize workers unions for
> represenation and consultations for price fixing and commission percentages?
BO: As i indicated , mobility is key to the prosperity of any economy. This
conversation is too important to be relegated to Labour issues as Joohn
Kieti pointed out. We are discussing mobility which is a whole science that
the United Nations takes seriously through UN Habitat. NTSA should map all
stakeholders and ensure the right people are on the table so that the
issues get the justice they deserve.

> 2. Should the regulations dictate how the number of hours the driver
> should be active on the application?
BO: I believe in Self Regulation. However Safety off operators and
Passengers should never be compromised.

> 3. In line with purpose specification principle under the data protection
> Act, what information should be available to the driver and to the client
> before the ride?
> Should alias names of clients be used to request rides?
BO: As Dr. Ndemo said, these guidelines should be aligned to the Data
Protection Act. Parliament develops laws to protect the countries citizens
and interests, we should not develop other sets of Laws outside Parliament,
that is a recipe for confusion.


> Looking forward to your engagement
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