Kenya Airports Authority(KAA) has condemned the alleged harassment of Uber drivers at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where they are reportedly not allowed to operate.
In a statement on Monday, KAA noted they had received complaints from members of the public.
This follows a social media outrage last week after an Uber taxi was clamped by KAA officials and its driver accused of conducting “illegal business” of picking customers from the airport.
The driver was fined Sh 15,000 for his car to be released.
An Uber customer also accused KAA officers of corruption after he ordered an Uber taxi whose driver was arrested upon arrival at the airport and his vehicle clamped.
The same happened to the second vehicle he ordered.
“All this time I was recording this. When KAA officers saw me recording they asked me to delete the video and threatened to arrest me,” he said.
He said they released him thinking he had deleted the recording.
In its statement, the Airport Authority urged airport users to use the officially registered yellow taxis to avoid such incidents, until a solution is found.
Read the full statement below: