Motors business competition seems to be running high in Bungoma County as barely two months after Toyota Kenya opened a branch in the County, Isuzu Motors Limited have also opened one.
The Central Farmers Garage (CFG) in partnership with Isuzu opened the Isuzu Bungoma branch on Tuesday this week.
Speaking during the official opening of the branch, CFG Managing Director, Richard Kamau said Bungoma was considered for a branch because of its strategic positioning on the Highway where many trucks and vehicles heading to other countries passed and could therefore seek necessary services.
Kamau said most clients from Bungoma County and its environs have been travelling to either Kisumu or Kitale for Isuzu services hence spending a lot of time and money.
He added that the branch that has been set up at a cost of over Sh40 million would provide employment to residents of Bungoma saying they have already employed 21 employees.
Students studying mechanical and automotive engineering will also benefit as the branch will provide industrial attachment.
Speaking during the same function, Isuzu East Africa Managing Director, Rita Kavashe thanked the residents of Bungoma County for welcoming Isuzu and asked them to take their vehicles for servicing and buy genuine spare parts at the branch.
Speaking on behalf of Bungoma County Governor, the CEC for Trade, Energy and Industrialization, Gregory Mabonga asked residents to provide a good environment for investors to invest, saying this would grow the County’s economy.
Mabonga said the county government is launching a massive road project with the aim of opening the entire county for investors and for other service seekers to easily access the county.
By Maureen Imbayi