Simon Kibe’s entrepreneurial journey is a testament to the power of recognizing market opportunities and the determination required to turn them into thriving enterprises.
Starting with a diverse array of business ventures, including the resale of secondhand clothes, Kibe’s path to success was marked by his ability to identify and address unmet needs in the market.
It was through keen observation and an astute knack for recognizing market gaps that Simon Kibe stumbled upon a promising opportunity in the commercial vehicle rental industry.
His friends, who were also engaged in various businesses, often voiced their frustration with the limited options available for short-term vehicle rentals.
They yearned for a more reliable and flexible solution, and this feedback piqued Kibe’s interest, prompting him to delve deeper into the potential of this untapped market.
In 2016, armed with determination and a clear vision, Simon Kibe decided to take the leap and test the waters of the car rental business.
By 2018, he had formally registered his venture, naming it Kizusi Smartex Limited. Little did he know that this bold step would lead to a thriving and profitable enterprise.
Kizusi Smartex Limited has since evolved into a multifaceted service provider, offering a wide range of vehicle rental options to cater to diverse customer needs. These options include small, practical cars for everyday use, luxurious vehicles for those seeking a touch of sophistication, chauffeur services for added convenience, and even specialized tourist vehicles.
During the initial stages of his venture, Simon Kibe relied heavily on renting vehicles from various owners and settling payments at the end of each month. However, as his business grew and flourished, he strategically expanded his fleet to include both customer-owned vehicles and his private collection.
This strategic move not only increased the company’s asset base but also enhanced its ability to meet customer demands efficiently.
Kizusi Smartex Limited’s pricing structure is designed with inclusivity in mind. Customers can choose from a range of vehicles, with prices ranging from Sh3,500 to Sh20,000, depending on the type and size of the vehicle.
This flexibility ensures that the company remains accessible to a broad spectrum of customers, from budget-conscious individuals to those seeking premium experiences.