The Anniversary Edition of the Kenya Homes Expo 2021

The 30th Kenya Homes Expo gave a platform to players in the real estate industry to showcase their products in a bid to get more clients.

The 30th Kenya Homes Expo took place from the 23rd to 26th of September 2021 in Westlands at the Sarit Centre New Expo hall with tickets going at Ksh. 200. Dubbed the anniversary edition of the Kenya Homes Expo, the exhibition came amidst the covid-19 pandemic.

Companies took the opportunity to showcase and sell their products the best way they could. There were new entrants in the exhibition while others were household names. Every exhibitor did their best to stand out.

Photo: The Art of Iron stand

Among companies with the biggest stands were Dr. Mattress and Ashut Engineers Limited. Dr. Mattress deals with a whole range of mattresses, pillows, beds and sofas. They have branches in Nairobi, Malindi, Kisumu, Eldoret, Mombasa, Nakuru, Thika, Kitale, Kisii and Kakamega.

Ashut Engineers Limited had the biggest stand of all the exhibitors that extended to an upstairs, the stairway being also part of their products that include home, office, outdoor furniture and warehouse and storage such as rackings and shelves. They also displayed the foldable bed that also acts as a shelf that caught the eyes of many people. The bed can be controlled manually or by the use of a remote. Ashut Engineers Ltd is located in Lungalunga, Industrial Area.

Photo: Ashut Engineers Limited upstairs display

This was the first exhibition for Narella Furniture a company which has been in the market for less than a year. As a start, they dealt with home and office furniture and now they have included décor items such as throw pillows and storage. They import furniture from Singapore and have a variety to choose from. Joy Ndunge from the Sales Department says that the exhibition will give them a platform to be widely known. They are located in Westlands, Tausi Road.

Photo: Narella Furniture display

The three-day event did not get a high turnout as former exhibitions which can be attributed to Covid-19. However, some of the exhibitors also felt that not enough marketing was done as compared to the buzz that is always created around the exhibition in the previous years.

Photo: A section of the kitchen display by Newmatic

Jacob Otieno, of Villa Care Management Ltd, a subsidiary of Homes Universal admits that Covid 19 has affected the real estate business, especially in the commercial units.

Photo: Jacob Otieno of Villa Care Management Ltd talking to clients during the expo

Some products at the exhibition were going at a discount. Parisland, Newmatics among others were selling their products at a lower price.

Photo: Some of the products from Parisland

Edited by Emomeri Maryanne

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