Senga, Kenya’s one-stop shop for trucks ranging from pick-ups to semi-trailers has today launched nationwide pick-up and delivery services after expanding to various counties and local towns across the country.
In a Facebook post, the firm announced, “Senga is taking the #shiphappy experience nationwide. Now in Nairobi, Chuka, Embu, Kerugoya, Kisii, Kutus, Nakuru, Narok, Nyahururu, Ruiru, Rumuruti & Thika. COMING SOON to Baringo, Eldoret, Kericho, Kiambu, Kisumu, Machakos, Maragua, Matuu, Muranga, Nyandarua & Taita Taveta.”
Founded last year by June Odongo, Senga connects vetted truck and pick up drivers to clients who need to transport their cargo by road by finding the right transporters for you or your companies’ goods via a mobile and web application just like Uber Technologies for cabs. Senga works with vetted and trusted transporters and offers predictable pricing to make it easy for both cargo owners and transporters.
Though initially launched in Kenya, Senga aims to expand across Africa and the local expansion is in line with its pan-African expansion dream. locally the firm competes with Lorisystems, a web- and mobile-based freight management provider that coordinates truckers and shippers in Kenya. Sendy has also been aiming to expand its product portfolio to include long distance trucks and pickups but with this local expansion seems Senga is not moved by new firms trying to copy its model.
Now serving Kenya, Senga promises users straightforward, transparent, fair and predictive pricing regardless of time or season. Senga also adds that it works with a wide network of vetted transporters who are happy to move cargo across towns and cities. Senga has an escrow-like platform paying the transporter once he or she has verified delivery and the client is satisfied with the condition of the goods. Business owners have access to dashboards for summarized report curbing theft and losses.