As the rates of unemployment continue skyrocketing in the country, one Muthungu Anthony, a 28 year old graduate of Engineering who hails from kirinyaga county has taken heed of the mantra buy Kenya build Kenya and made commendable strides into the competitive world of manufacturing technological solutions.
As we speak, Mr. Muthungu runs his start-up dubbed TOTOSCI Holdings LTD that specialises in manufacturing high-quality, authentic USB cables and chargers.
Critical goods that the country has for long been relying on imports from China and other technology savvy countries from the West.
The technology factory which is located at Kiangwaci, kirinyaga county is also looking forward to venturing in earphone and mobile phone production anytime in the near future.
Muthungu's zeal and focus has already caught the attention of the country's political elite who have since promised to push for necessary legislation in Parliament to create a more conducive business environment for such critical inventions and innovations.
On the front line is Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja. He has brought to the knowledge of the public his start-up bill that he is currently pushing in the senate arguing that if it will be successful, will help in creating quality jobs for young people who are majorly unemployed.
Despite congratulating Muthungu's efforts in conquering the technology space, hundreds of Kenyans are however sceptical about his future success citing Kenya revenue authority's rule of hubris that has killed uncountable start-ups that had a promising future before.
Kenneth Murithi Ndubi: Wow this outstanding, while the government has very many regulatory bodies which hinder such innovations, its time you table a bill on tax incentives for local inventions and innovations
This is very impressive, innovations and invention is the way to go. The youth need to get empowerment and be self independent. There's so much talent in our country Kenya from young men and women. May God increase and bless the work of their hands.
Bonnroe Kilundo: Great invention... these are the talents needed to be looked at that can double develop this country by generating income and creating jobs at same time.. not just giving people tokens for wheelbarrows.
Mickle Mike: The big challenge he may face is the KRA by imposing heavy taxes and requirements that shakes the business. Others with hectic requirements are
Sakaja your motion should include how government should support such initiatives. Thank you Sakaja for arketing the products.
Muriithi Mikael: Buy Kenya Tujenge Wakenya. Perfect but wat is the price of one, the cost of manufacturing might be high thus affecting the selling price.
Andrew Wahinya: This is very encouraging,they need to be supported by all. Let us buy Kenyan to build Kenya.
Kerry Adaka: Very encouraging, our young men have ability to create innovations that can engineer economic growth and create hundreds of job opportunities. When RT Hon Raila Odinga speaks about trusting the youth to give local solutions to our local problems, this innovations is what he means. Not the useless wheelbarrows and mkokoteni that a whole Deputy President is encouraging the youth to concentrate on. Kazi si Kazi, Kazi Bora ndio Kazi.
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