A Kenyan startup KejaHunt which allows users to search for houses in specific areas of Nairobi without an agent has unveiled a new service to connects movers with vetted drivers and packers.
Launched in 2014, KejaHunt is a mobile and web application that helps users find homes within their price range.
In November last year the business raised funding from Nairobi-based incubator Nailab to improve its platform and acquire more customers.
The article quotes KejaHunt CEO Joshua Mutua as saying the moving service launched in stealth in February, and served more than 100 customers since then.
"This has been growing at 15 per cent month-on-month, with KejaHunt customers getting 30 per cent off their moving quotes," Mutua told Disrupt Africa.
“We discovered that our customers were having problems finding a reliable and cost-friendly moving service after we had found them houses.
“The existing alternatives were either too expensive for them – as our clientele are majorly middle income earners – or did not take good care of their household items to avoid breakages and loss.”
Designed to fill the gap, Kejamove just requires users to log into the platform and select their location to access moving personnel. They are sent a quote and can pay through M-Pesa.
“We then use our technology to notify drivers and loaders who have signed up on the platform of the job, after which they can accept the job parameters on a first come, first served basis,” Mutua says.
“On the move date, the driver and loaders visit the clients premises, pack, wrap and load their items onto the truck, and transport them to the destination house. They then proceed to unpack and arrange the house to the client’s liking.”