[vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_tabs style=”horizontal”][vc_tab title=”Question?” tab_id=”8d9046c7-16cf-0″][vc_column_text][dropcaps type=’normal’ font_size=” color=’red’ background_color=” border_color=”]Have[/dropcaps] you ever owned a car? …….Have you ever owned another car and sold the other one off just before it could die on you?

If Yes on both cases, read to the end!

If No still read for the sake of knowledge 🙂



I would quote so many things said by motoring gurus round the world but since you might not relate much, here is what i pulled off the Car Clinic from our very own… [SIDENOTE… Car Clinic is published on daily nation every Thursday]


“There is a time when the engine comes to the end of its usefulness, and that depends on how it was use”


So the big question is what happens when it gets there? Assuming you didn’t buy the vehicle to park it outside your house …which by the way to offer you some motoring advice …parking your car for long is not clever saving tactic, its better you wouldn’t have bought it.

But before that, here is what you should hold in your pre-frontal lobe just for the sake of this write up;

From Consumer Reports from 2006 (www.consumerreports.org/), average life span of a new vehicle these days is around 8 years. Of course, some well-built vehicles can go 15 years , if properly maintained

In Kenya we get cars that are already 8 years old (refer to array index [0] above) which means you get a merchandise that is on its way out to the car gods.

The whole car industry is worth about 200 billion and this is according to a survey done back in 2016….and am sure no one would mind biting a part of that money.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”What Happens?” tab_id=”7fa9d276-49f0-2″][vc_column_text]Given the reduced car life span and  the number of cars everyone is buying and the condition of our roads and our driving habits and ..and ..and…. the car scrap yards are becoming a common sight. Due to lack of money to dispose of the car shells and the car parts, they have been left to rot by the road sides posing a hazard to everyone around them. Some of the car shells are home to law breakers who  rob people walking along.

As much metal that is wasting away through rust doesn’t not harm the environment, humans and especially children who have them as playgrounds, are exposed to other dangers.

Some of the car shells are within close proximity to people’s homes and they collect rain water which becomes breeding ground for insects like mosquitoes and hence a malaria becomes another problem.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”What Should Happen?” tab_id=”1541079623630-2-4″][vc_column_text]As the nation works towards growing the economy, the solution to this can not only save children from Malaria or tetanus related infections or make pathways safe but it will create jobs for then general Public. It will make use of the unskilled population and generally boost the jua kali sector.
It will provide a subsidiary source of income to many who are willing to sell off the car shells rotting away in their compounds.
Car owners with cars that are beyond repair would ponder on what to do with the car but the solution will help them earn from those cars. Locals will also benefit from the solution because the project will bring job opportunities to the area.

The Car Village is looking to clear the car junk choked environment by getting owners to bring those old written off cars to out village where the cars will be converted to a habitable/accommodation  rooms creating the first of a kind car themed holiday destination.

For every car, someone will earn a percentage of money every time the car is used. This is also to ensure marketing is not only effective but will reach far and wide, spreading the positive impact of the village to everyone.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”What Will Be Used?” tab_id=”1541081358568-3-6″][vc_column_text]Vehicles are made up of so many parts, this solution is looking to use close to 80.5%. Most vehicle parts are very much reusable, they only need some creative mind. For Example the Gear box can be used as a sink 🙂


Through various creative research the final product will look like this. There is a special design for each vehicle.


This solution will not only stop at vehicles, its aimed at collecting all forms of automotive with time, that will include abandoned planes out in the airports and train coaches. As much as they are not directly affecting humanity, why let them waste away for no reason when we have an economy to grow and an environment to keep clean.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”What’s The Effort” tab_id=”1541082470391-4-10″][vc_column_text]Does the car village sound appealing?

Well, it needs help of monetary measure. To start a ripple effect of this noble cause, the project needs 12m Kenya shillings which can come as either equity share of 30% or a grant. The village will be first located in Naivasha where there is land with water and electricity already set up.

If you wish to help bring this project to live drop an email thanks@autoblogkenya.com

The project will be self- sustaining from the profits achieved from the proceeds. Other car related activities will be set off to create more jobs and more revenue for the whole project.

The Project has attracted an International Award under the Green Economy category just to prove that once operational the positive impact will be felt right down to many levels both economically and environmentally.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][/vc_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row]