Unraveling the Uber Incident and Recent Updates Shaking Egypt’s Ride-Hailing Sector

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  A recent harrowing incident involving a 24-year-old woman, named Habiba El-Shamaa, has sparked a nationwide debate about the safety of ride-hailing apps, particularly for female passengers. El-Shamaa’s leap from a moving vehicle to evade a potential abduction has not only left her in critical condition according to her mother, Dina Omar, but has also prompted urgent calls for increased safety measures within the ride-hailing industry in the country. According to reports, El-Shamaa recounted to a witness that she had leapt from the fast-moving car in an attempt to escape her Uber driver, who she alleged was attempting to kidnap her. The severity of her injuries, including bone fractures, internal bleeding, and a brain hemorrhage. Amidst the outcry on social media following the incident, both Uber and Egyptian authorities have come under scrutiny for handling the matter. While Uber Egypt claimed to be cooperating with authorities, Omar disputed these claims, stating that no Uber representative had not contacted the family. Furthermore, the response from Egyptian law enforcement has highlighted broader issues surrounding public safety and accountability. The Ministry of Interior’s announcement of the driver’s arrest and interrogation on Saturday 24…

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