How to Drive with Sahara in Kenya


Sahara is a great way to be your own boss and make money. Most people are eligible to drive with Sahara, even if you don’t have a car. Here’s what you need to know if you’re driving in Kenya.

1. Sign up online and Upload the required documents

Got an email address and a smartphone? Great, now tell us a bit more about yourself and we’ll get you started.

Time for some paperwork. There are some of the documents we need to see:
  • National identity card
  • Valid PSV driving license
  • Profile photo
  • Valid PCC Certificate (Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)

2. Safety screening

Only after all documents has been approved by Sahara, will you receive an SMS to schedule a screening check.

At Sahara, we see safety as one of the pillars of our services. To assure safety is maintained at all time, we have introduced various actions which provide safety to both our driver-partners and riders. One of these actions is requiring all driver-partners to have a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) from the CID Headquarters (or a PCC receipt not older than 1 month).

  • If the driver-partners’ Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is older than three months, he/she will need to go back to the CID Headquarters and get finger printed for a new PCC. Make sure to keep the receipt. If the PCC is less than 3 months old, there is no need to go to the CID Headquarters.
  • The cost of the a new Police Clearance Certificate (those who have an PCC older than 3 months) is KES 1,000. You need this certificate for your screening check.
  • Sahara does NOT cover any cost of the screening.

3. Activate your account

It takes 5-7 business days to get back the results of the screening. If the driver has passed the screening, the partner and driver shall receive a text message that the driver passed and that the driver is now active. If the driver-partner fails the screening, Uber will unfortunately not be able to partner with the individual.

4. Find and Register a Vehicle for use

Make sure that your vehicle is in excellent working and physical condition, so that it meets our standards in Kenya.