Election spurs sales of chopper on OLX

Business Daily Kenya:  OLX has registered an increase in the sale of choppers and helicopters, ahead of Kenya’s August 8 General Election. ...

Business Daily Kenya: 

A ballot box during past elections. Photo/File

OLX has registered an increase in the sale of choppers and helicopters, ahead of Kenya’s August 8 General Election. “There has been a spike in the number of choppers posted on OLX over the past three months.

In March, only two choppers were posted compared to April and May when the number increased to 10 choppers a month. We anticipate the number will go up in coming months,” said OLX Country Manager Peter Ndiang’ui.

Cost of buying a chopper on OLX ranges anywhere from Sh7 million for a two-seater, while the most expensive, a 14-seater, goes for Sh210 million.

To hire a chopper bought on OLX, one will part with Sh200,000 an hour on average depending on negotiations with various leasers. A frequent seller on the platform, Gauis Khainga told People Daily that he had been using OLX to sell other items but saw an opportunity to sell choppers.

He hoped to net buyers in the campaign period and has since received inquiries from both individuals and politicians. “I post my choppers on OLX every other month.

I have received inquiries from political agents expressing interest. I hope to close a deal. The upcoming elections are part of the reason we are putting up choppers and helicopters on OLX both for sale and for hire,” said Khainga.

“Over 70 per cent of the choppers on OLX are for sale while 30 per cent are up for hire indicting there is a need for choppers ownerships,” Ndiang’ui said.

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