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Building made easier as top retailer enters Kenya

More than 150 youths were employed to serve customers

In Summary

• Some Sh500 million invested to become a key player in the Kenyan real estate sector

The new Builders store in Karen
The new Builders store in Karen
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Construction and building materials retailer Builders on Thursday opened its first store in the region’s largest commercial hub, Nairobi. More than 150 youths were employed to serve customers.

Builders Kenya joins Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia as regions outside the retailer’s stronghold, South Africa.

Speaking during the launch, Waterfront director David Mogoko said, “We are offering services in both trade and retail. Our product range covers building materials and home improvement requirements. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast, a homeowner, a small business or large contractor, Kenyans will soon experience the power to get it done.”

Store manager Erick Kenoti demonstrates the use of an electric hand cutting machine
Store manager Erick Kenoti demonstrates the use of an electric hand cutting machine
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Joy Adero assisted by staffer Winnie Macharia while shopping
Joy Adero assisted by staffer Winnie Macharia while shopping
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Waterfront director David Mogoko, store manager Erick Kenoti and country HR manager Jane Kwamboka
Waterfront director David Mogoko, store manager Erick Kenoti and country HR manager Jane Kwamboka
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Alfred Ogolla carries out housekeeping
Alfred Ogolla carries out housekeeping
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Susan Odaya, Chantel Watt and Martha Mbugua
Susan Odaya, Chantel Watt and Martha Mbugua
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Kwamboka and Martha Mbugua lead a dance
Kwamboka and Martha Mbugua lead a dance
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