Laikipia county unveils the BJ-50 ‘tuk tuk’ at the devolution conference


Laikipia County government has unveiled a head-turning invention at the 6th annual Devolution conference currently taking place in Kirinyaga county.

The county posted a video of their home made four wheel ‘tuk tuk’, the BJ-50, on social media to the amusement of netizens.

In a 2018 article on Laikipia County Government’s website, at least 26 orders have been made for the contraption from quote, “influential persons”.

Governor Ndiritu Muriithi, speaking during a Trade Panel on Thursday, said the ‘tuk-tuk’ can carry at least seven people. Interested buyers can have one of these beauties for themselves at a cost of KES 450,000.

However, Kenyans online have already taken to making fun of the invention, rubbishing alongside Nairobi County’s new mascot (pictured).

The exorbitant pricing of the tuk tuk does not do much in the way of changing public perception of it.