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Uber celebrates 5 billion rides globally, rewards one Kenyan driver

A Kenyan Uber-partner driver was among those rewarded for helping the taxi hailing app to cross a milestone last week.

Last weekend Uber announced that it has reached 5 billion trips worldwide, with Mombasa being one of the cities which made it happen.

John Mwangi a driver from Mombasa was one of the drivers who started the 156 trips simultaneously at 7:29:06 am GMT, in 24 countries across six continents, in cities including, Mombasa, Dubai, Alexandria, Mumbai and Moscow.

As a token of appreciation to its dedicated drivers who made this happen, Uber plans to give each of the 156 drivers who were part of the milestone Sh56,000 ($500).

Over the last 11 months, Uber, which started in 2010, has witnessed incredible growth to reach an impressive combined 5 billion rides.

The company has pledged to focus on building features for riders and drivers that will get the next five billion rides.