• The charging mast’s base has a wide base octagon shape to provide enough space for those who want to sit and charge their phones.
• Phone charging is a universal concern, especially when you’re out and about.
Kenyans visiting the capital can now charge their phones for free along Luthuli Avenue.
The charging stations are the most recent additions to Kenya’s most populous commercial street.
Keith Migiro, who came up with the idea after running out of charge numerous times while running errands in Nairobi, is the creator of the charging booths.
Phone charging is a universal concern, especially when you’re out and about. This prompted Migiro to begin scratching his head in search of a solution.
He appears to have found a solution, with many Kenyans flocking to take advantage of the free service.
“After having a bad experience in town, I decided to set up a free charging station.” “I’m sure many people who own smartphones have similar experiences,” Migiro told Wananchi Reporting.
Migiro, an entrepreneur, recounted one incident – the proverbial straw that broke his camel’s back – in which he lost an important client after his phone ran out of charge in the middle of Nairobi.
The charging station is three meters tall and has a solar plate on its roof to power its’engine’ and ensure Kenyans can charge their phones continuously.
The phones have been inserted into the socket.
The charging mast’s base is shaped like an octagon with a wide base to accommodate those who wish to sit and charge their phones
“We chose Luthuli Avenue because it is a busy street, despite the fact that we are putting up 15 others on other streets in Nairobi.” Luthuli is not as well-known as people believe. The booth has been open for two weeks, and the response has been overwhelming. That is why we are going national,” he added.
The Nairobi Metropolitan Service is collaborating on the project (NMS).