Proton exports Saga in CKD kits to Kenya

By CARSIFU | 22 August 2020

SUBANG JAYA: Proton announced that it has begun exporting cars to Kenya, its latest foreign market.

The first consignment comprised 30 units of the Saga in CKD (Completely Knocked Down) kits.

They would be assembled by Simba Corporation (Simba), a diversified conglomerate with a track record of sales and assembly experience in the automotive industry.

Mr Francis N Muhoro has a closer look at Proton Saga

The cars were exported as CKD kits to benefit from lower taxes imposed by Kenya. Proton said the CKD units would also help spur development in Kenya’s automotive manufacturing industry.

The guest of honour for the ceremonial flag-off ceremony on Friday was Kenyan High Commissioner to Malaysia Francis N. Muhoro.

Muhoro said he welcomed more Malaysian companies to invest in Kenya.

"Proton's entry into Kenya is not just as an entry into a market of 51 million people but it is also a gateway to a potential market of 1.3 billion inhabiting the African continent. Therefore, I am hopeful this will be just the start of more trade between our two nations,” said Muhoro.