President Uhuru Kenyatta has given two innovators a boost after ordering the government to procure 500 from them.
In a series of pictures shared online, 26-year-old Mungai Gathongo and 35-year-old Joseph Muhinja have illustrated just how youths in the country are creative.
“President Kenyatta has given a major boost to two youthful innovators behind locally manufactured hospital beds by instructing the Government to immediately procure 500 beds. The beds are an innovation by 26-year-old Mungai Gathogo and Joseph Muhinja, 35.” Said PDU delivery.
Muingai and Muhinja will now have to avail the bed to KEBS who will certify they are of good quality before they are supplied.
The two entrepreneurs currently have a workforce of seven employees and will look into hiring many others in order to meet the demand
“Mungai and Muhinja who currently employ 7 youth promised to hire more young people to ensure the order will be delivered in one and half month’s time thus help create more jobs in the country.” Said PDU delivery
The locally manufactured beds have been described as the perfect solution to bed shortages hitting the country following the coronavirus pandemic.
Addressing the media, some of the innovators in the countries have pointed out how they began the journey long time ago before the pandemic.
Back then their clients including individuals who were nursing their family members at home.
They however anticipate large orders as they called on the government through the Ministry of Health to boost their businesses.
Other talents identified during the pandemic include the foldable table that could be also be used as a sit.