10 Things You Must Know About Little Cabs


Little Cab, a Kenyan taxi hailing solution to provide convenient and affordable cab services to customers was unveiled yesterday courtesy of craft silicon in partnership with Safaricom.

A lot has been said regarding what is thought to be Ubers key competitor in Kenya with Kenyans showing both a pessimistic and optimistic attitude towards the same.

To enable you understand Little cabs more,here are its  10  Major characteristics.

1. Little cab is homegrown

2. Little Cab is currently the most affordable option in the market, charging a minimum fare of Ksh.270 and a cost of KSh.55 per kilometer or Ksh.4 per minute. Its major competitor charges Ksh.60 per KM and Ksh.4 per minute.

3. There is free Wi-Fi services in every little cab vehicle under the partnership, which will be powered by Safaricom.

4. Users can opt for a ‘Ride Later’ option that allows them to schedule their trips to avoid inconvenience

 Kamal Buddhabatti, CEO Craft Silicon (L) with Bob Collymore, CEO Safaricom (M) and Hellen Wanjiku, Little Cab brand ambassador (R) from Little Cab perusing the mobile app, Little Cab.

Kamal Buddhabatti, CEO Craft Silicon (L) with Bob Collymore, CEO Safaricom (M) and Hellen Wanjiku, Little Cab brand ambassador (R) from Little Cab perusing the mobile app, Little Cab.

5. Little Cab App offers convenient payment options that include cash, cards and LIPA NA M- PESA as drivers will be provided with PayBill numbers. A USSD Code is expected to be introduced soon to allow those with no Smartphone’s to book their rides at ease. In due time, according to Bob Collymore, Users will be able to pay Using Safaricom Bonga Points.

6. Little Cab Drivers will be empowered economically by offering them more returns on investment through value ads such as free data and phones and favorable rates.


7. Little Cab will take no more than 15% off driver’s earnings, compared to other players in the market who take between 18% to 25%

8. Little cab has a lady friendly category, Lady Bug, with professional lady drivers to ensure women’s safety on the road.

9. Little cab has a corporate option though which businesses can offer Little Cab as a convenient corporate taxi option for their employees. Under this, a corporate dashboard will enable businesses track and manage employee rides down to department level, while users can easily switch between personal and corporate rides on the app.

10. Little Cabs offer Real-Time Driver information, including charges which the customer can access. Live GPS enabled maps and ability for riders to give feedback.



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  • joe ndegwa

    How can one become a little cab driver?

    • Anonymous

      Twit them @LittlecabKE for more info

  • Lizbeth

    There’s a question about how ‘homegrown’ it is, with a huge amount of Safaricom being owned by foreigners… Could you speak more about how ‘Kenyan’ Safaricom really is? Because they build the UK’s GDP more than they do Kenya’s…

  • Caroline Congo

    I have a Toyota NZE salon car for year 2004 KBQ L .Can it qualify for the Lady bug category?

  • Sam

    I have a Toyota belta kbz a 2007 year of manufacturing. Can it qualify for little cabs?

  • Jacqueline

    Poor services was overcharged because the driver decided to use an alternative route to what I had requested.It was my first tym n definatily my last will stick to uber

  • simon

    How can I join little cub Kenya if I have I car n how R the requirements