Embu businessman gifts boda boda riders with a high-tech shed complete with WiFi, Television sets and leather couches

Embu businessman gifts boda boda riders with a high-tech shed complete with WiFi, Television sets and leather couches

Embu town came to a standstill after a local businessman handed over state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure meant to alleviate the poor conditions faced by the boda boda and shoe-shiner community in the town.

While roaring in town accompanied by hundreds of ecstatic Embu residents, business magnate Kenjava Mwaniki, popularly known as 'Wakagoto' unveiled a spectacular transformation of the particular area of Embu town by handing over a fully cabro-paved Boda Boda and shoe-shiner's shed which also featured several luxurious trappings which left residents and the beneficiaries in awe.

Breaking from tradition, the youthful businessman sought to amplify the area's infrastructure by adding several items normally not associated with a Boda Boda and shoe-shiner den.

On top of cabro-paving the station, Kenjava also equipped the section with WiFi, HD television sets, a proper drainage system, 20 ultra-modern shoe-shiner couches and cosy benches, too.

While speaking on the initiative on his official Facebook page, Kenjava, who the town's residents fondly call 'Wakagoto', said that Embu town played a huge role in his formative development, also adding that he would continue giving back to the community which made him.

"Today, I handed over ๐—ฎ ๐—™๐˜‚๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ-๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ Boda Boda and Shoe Shinersโ€™ Station in Embu Town- the first of its kind. In addition, itโ€™s equipped with ๐—ช๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ, ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€, a proper ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜†๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ, 20 state-of-the-art shoe shiner ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€ and comfortable ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€," he wrote. 

"This town played a role in who I am today and as a Christian, I will continue giving back to the community by empowering all sectors in this town."

The handing-over ceremony was religiously presided over by Rev. Martin Muthamia of GGV, Embu.

Also present at the function were numerous political leaders, businessmen and women, the clergy and various Embu town celebrities.

"I've been a shoe-shiner for the last 12 years in this town. I have always used this den as my working station and I have never seen anything like this before. We knew something good was coming but we did not expect something this unusual. Now, we get to only watch TV while waiting for customers but can also browse the internet with the free WiFi installed just for us. This has definitely changed our lives!" Robert Muraguri, an Embu shoe-shiner, commented on Facebook.

In December, the business guru organised an extended Christmas party that saw Embu residents enjoy nyama choma, chapati, rice, and more culinary items at the Moi stadium.

Besides the feasting, over 2000 women drawn from the gathering also carried home a 2KG packet of unga each, wheat flour and a 2 litre jar of cooking oil too. 

After cutting his teeth in the streets of Embu, initially selling music CDs before branching into tomato growing, Kenjava Mwaniki has seen exponential growth, rising up the business ranks to the point where he now employs over 500 locals at his stone crusher in Embu town and Ishiara.


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