VituKwaGround *Ali Hussein* Tel: +254 713 601113 Twitter: @AliHKassim Skype: abu-jomo LinkedIn: http://ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are purely mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of the organizations that I work with. On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 11:27 AM Mildred Achoch via kictanet wrote: > Dear Listers, > > SWVL is trending on Twitter.The views expressed shed some light on what > people on the ground think. Below are a few: > > Maureen > @MohNderitu > Cartels are real. The owners of matatu’s have felt the pinch and instead > of a fair fight in competition, they use power to terminate

swvl.
>
> Axelrod
> @TheWainaina
> I hate the fact that startups are increasingly being taken out of business
> by regulation
> -SportPesa
> -Swvl
> – 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
> @Spazbender
> 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
> @MtatuziWaShida
> Replying to
> @dailynation
> 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
> @nderi_j
> Headline reads “NTSA wants Swvl chief executive prosecuted.” Headline
> should read “NTSA fights development”…
>
> Gathu
> @GathuNjogu
> “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…
> @ntsa_kenya
> its 2020 but we still want to use traditional methods eeh?
>
> Secular Kenyan ??
> @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/-
>
> 69
> @__Mutuku
> Lets be real, this isn’t about operating illegally in the country. The
> Matatu system is so rotten and those
> @ntsa_kenya
> & 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
> @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
> @mucheru
> @ntsa_kenya
> @NairobiCityGov
> | NTSA wants Swvl boss prosecuted
>
> Tinah©
> @tinahalmah
> If
> @ntsa_kenya
> kenya burns swvl there is gonna be a problem.its just like Uber, bolts
> and little cab for crying out loud..
>
> Angie M
> @thoggy33
> @ntsa_kenya
> what you’re trying to do to SWVL is Shameful! You are not a Cartel for
> Matatu’s… Stop Behaving Like One!
>
> Regards,
> Mildred Achoch.
>
>
> Check out the Rock ‘n’ roll film festival, Kenya TV Channel!
> kenyarockfilmfestivaljournal.blogspot.com
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 9:10 AM Liz Orembo via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> 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
>> Services?
>> 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.
>> www.the-star.co.ke/news/2020-02-04-uber-bolt-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.
>> www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/01/14/can-california-reign-techs-gig-platforms-primer-bold-state-law-that-will-try/
>>
>> Over to you listers.
>>
>> —
>>
>> Best regards.
>> Liz.
>>
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