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Latest Details Reveals The First Kenyan To Buy & Own A Car In 1903 During British Colonial Period

In 1903 at the beginning of British colonial authority Kenya received its first vehicle.

George Wilson an Australian road engineer, brought Kenya first automobile into existence by using the Mombasa Port to import it from France.

The vehicle was a De Dion Bouton which was one of the most well-liked vehicles on the planet at the time.

Wilson automobile rose to fame as an engineering marvel and a status symbol in Kenya and throughout East Africa.

George was one of the civil engineers in charge of creating the Kenyan roadways that ran from Mombasa to Mumias.

The vehicle's one-cylinder engine which had a high maintenance cost powered the machinery.

The driver sat in the rear body rest while the passengers were forced to sit in the front seats facing him or her.

The automobile faced many difficulties even as Kenya experienced a technical boom.

First of all despite being a road engineer, George Wilson did not know how to drive his foreign car.

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