Digital taxi drivers in Kenya are seeking worker benefits following a landmark ruling relating to the treatment of the drivers by companies in the U.K.

Following the Supreme Court ruling to have digital taxi drivers defined as employees of the ride hailing app as opposed to contractual workers, Kenyan drivers want comparable terms.

“This ruling in the UK affirms what we have always been saying. Digital taxi drivers are workers and not independent contractors as purported by the owners of the application,” said Wycliffe Alutalala the Secretary General to the Digital Partners Society (DPS).