In a momentous occasion, President William Ruto graced the East Africa Device Assembly Kenya factory situated in Athi River, Machakos County.
The President, alongside a delegation of high-ranking government officials, arrived at the factory shortly after 10:00 am on Monday.
Their visit involved a comprehensive tour of the facility, which is strategically positioned along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, housed within the Graylands warehouses in Athi River town.
The initiation of the East Africa Device Assembly Kenya factory is a collaborative endeavor with Safaricom PLC and marks a significant milestone as the largest local assembly facility in Kenya.
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Earlier in May, Safaricom PLC disclosed its ambitious plan to establish a smartphone manufacturing plant in Kenya. At the time, the company’s head of ventures revealed that the telecommunications giant was diligently working on setting up an assembly line.
Safaricom PLC’s vision includes assembling a staggering 1.2 to 1.4 million smartphones each year, positioning them as one of the major players dedicated to fulfilling the President’s objective of delivering affordable electronic devices to the Kenyan market.