Mike Pflanz charts the rise of car ownership in Nairobi, and sees how what were once toys of the few are now available to the many.
To be honest, people are buying these things mostly just to drive around Nairobi. Luxury models and even midrange sedans were once beyond the reach of all but the few at the top of the income pyramid.
But now a booming middle class with access to bank credit are flooding into the market, looking for wheels. Almost 50, cars were registered in Kenya inan increase of 6 percent from the year before and part of an almost continuous upwards trend going back a decade.
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That figure is all the more striking when you consider that all new and used cars imported into Kenya attract tax and duty of between 55 percent and 61 percent. More than 80 percent of newly registered cars are, however, not new, but imported used cars, shipped in mostly from Japan and Dubai.
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New car dealers are struggling in a market crowded with these nearly new vehicles. And what of the venerable Mercedes Benz? It may no longer be the must-have motor, but DT Dobie still sells an average of 25 a month here.
Hundreds, if not thousands, are imported. And the firm is still finding new buyers. One prominent businessman recently rolled off the forecourt in a new top-of-the-range, specially-tuned Mercedes AMG E63, the first to be sold in Africa.
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