If you have lived in Nairobi, even for a short while, then you might have noticed just how difficult it can be to find physical addresses to places you want to be or where people could find you.
Specialized hospitals during medical emergencies. Office headquarters in case of a job interview. Home addresses for food or product deliveries. Even worse, not knowing your friend’s wedding location or where the party is at!
To be honest, Google Maps and Navigator Apps are good but unfortunately, they do lack the value of upgraded physical locations. A friend and I once got lost in Westlands looking for a place that was only about 200 meters away but hadn’t been upgraded on Google Maps or Navigator Apps. We drove in circles like headless chickens. Haha!
But all is not lost because I struck gold with the OkHi App which allows me to accurately describe and share my physical address so that someone won’t get lost as they try to locate my home, office or where I could be hosting an event.
What is more, the team behind OkHi is Nairobi-based and so they’ve got a better understanding of the address challenges faced in Kenya, hence, more effective physical address solutions.
What is OkHi?
OkHi is a technology startup based in Nairobi, Kenya that is solving the lack of physical address system here and beyond.
Did You Know?
The greatest challenge facing the current physical address system in Kenya isn’t that it doesn’t work but that it fundamentally doesn’t exist.
Majority of homes do not have a name or number, rarely have a street name and definitely no national level post or zip code.
This leads to major social and economic issues that are throttling growth in Kenya.
Fortunately, the OkHi team is working tirelessly to ensure that Kenya is not lost when it comes to enjoying opportunities that come with improved access to accurate physical addresses.