Disappointing news for Nairobi road users who were hoping to avoid the traffic: the ride-hailing app Uber has denied reports it plans to test flying taxis in Kenya.
The US-based company – which has more than 360,000 regular users in Kenya at last count – was reported to be seeking a licence to test the four-seater drones by the Nairobi News.
The newspaper quotes Kenya Civil Aviation Authority head Gilbert Kibe as saying Uber bosses had “requested” permission to use the cars.
But Samantha Allenberg, spokeswoman for Uber Africa, dashed dreams of cars flying over the capital any time soon.
“We have no plans to introduce drones,” she told news outlet Bloomberg over the phone.