Leading water and energy solutions provider Davis & Shirtliff is further opening new branches across the country to bring services closer to the people, chief executive officer David Gatende has said.
The firm has already opened new branches in Githurai, Marsabit, Nyeri and Kitale with the aim of covering 70 per cent of the counties by the end of the year.
In response to devolution Mr Gatende says that Davis & Shirtliff key priority is to have a presence in every Kenyan county within the next three years.
“Devolution has had a dramatic and positive effect on the lives of Kenyans, and its importance cannot be over emphasized. Its effects are not just limited to the public sector and we in the private sector have also had to devolve in our own ways to keep up with the public sector,” said Mr Gatende.
Currently the firm has 37 branches in 26 counties representing 55 per cent county presence with the newly opened branches raising the number of branches in the country to 40.
Mr Gatende noted that there is plenty of market for Davis and Shirtliff products in Africa because of a lack of proper supply outlets and technical experts to maintain water solutions.
As a result, the company is also expanding across the continent.