Friday, May 27, 2022

Photos: Kenyan converts Nissan B14 into a Limo, earns big from weddings

Limousine for Hire: It is not a secret that Kenya has some of the sharpest brains in the region. This fact gains emphasis from the regular inventions that Kenyans come up with to create extra sources of income. A few years ago, John Wathanga, Mechanical Engineer by training and a retired educator, converted his Nissan B14 to what is today a much sort after wedding events’ limousine.

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Wathanga, whose work entails consulting in the area of Appropriate Technology, as well as Innovation in technical institutions, had his sedan of 1600cc cut into two, stretched and converted into a limo.

Photos: Kenyan converts Nissan B14 into a Limo, earns big from weddings

The 25-foot stretch black limo comes with all the features found in the original machine minus the logo, headlamps and other specs. The interior finishing includes lights that change depending on the occasion, from purple, greenish to red, making the interior warm and conducive all the time.

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“Initially, I thought it will not take much time or cost a lot, but around 25 men had to come in under my instruction and close supervision all the time,” Wathanga told the media.

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Some of the parts that had to be changed include suspension springs, exhaust pipe, and braking system, as well as the fitting paint that was applied by a glass expert. The limousine for hire also comes with cosy seats, cabinet for champagne board, large led screen and air-conditioner adjusted to passenger specifications.

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Wathanga is a father of three, two daughters and one son. He is also a pastor and a grandfather. Prior to retirement, Wathanga lectured in city colleges for more than two decades.

Photos: Kenyan converts Nissan B14 into a Limo, earns big from weddings

A limousine, or limo for short, is a large luxury vehicle driven by a chauffeur with a partition between the driver’s compartment and the passenger’s compartment. In the same vein, a stretch limousine is a very long wheelbase luxury sedan (with more than four doors) driven by a professional driver.

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