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July 26, 2023
  • Today, in a momentous event that marks a significant step towards sustainable transportation, the President of Kenya, William Ruto, officially opened Roam Park, East Africa's largest electric motorcycle assembly plant.
  • During the opening ceremony, the president was given an exclusive tour of Roam's production floor and in his speech commended the company’s efforts towards advancing Kenya's sustainability agenda through the company’s electric motorcycles, the Roam Air. 
  • The grand inauguration ceremony was attended by cabinet secretaries Hon Kimani Kuria - Chair Finance Committee National Assembly & MP Molo, Julius Opio - ICC Kenya, Hezbon Mose - Country Director Ampersand and Chairman at EMAK, esteemed government parastatals, and dignitaries from various counties. The event not only celebrated the launch of Roam Park but also highlighted Kenya's commitment to embracing clean mobility solutions and fostering innovation in the automotive sector.

The President Of Kenya, William Ruto Riding the Roam Air, Roam's Electric Motorcycle

25th July, Nairobi, Kenya - Roam celebrated a significant milestone earlier today, as the President of Kenya, His Excellency William Ruto, officially inaugurated Roam’s state-of-the-art electric motorcycle assembly plant, Roam Park

During the inauguration, the President, accompanied by key government officials, explored the expansive facility, marvelling at the local production focus that the assembly line employed, the battery labs, and the company’s commitment to worker safety. 

The President Of Kenya, William Ruto, Accompanied By Key Government Officials Walking Through Roam Park During The Facility Tour

Roam Park's inauguration by His Excellency William Ruto represents a significant milestone not only for the company but also for the nation as a whole. It exemplifies Kenya's determination to embrace a more sustainable future while fostering technological advancement through investment in the local production of electric mobility solutions and hence economic prosperity of Kenyans. 

Overlooking the Nairobi National Park, Roam’s 10,000 square meter facility is the largest electric motorcycle assembly plant in East Africa, with an annual production capacity of 50,000 units that will be reached in a few years. The facility fulfils the shared vision to revolutionize urban mobility through electric motorcycles which offer a sustainable transportation solution for motorcycle taxis used in the boda boda and other logistics sectors.

Showcasing Of The Roam Air To The President And Key Government Officials During The Roam Park Facility Tour

As the President concluded the ceremony, he expressed confidence in the facility's ability to drive innovation and foster economic resilience,

"I am proud to inaugurate Roam's electric motorcycle assembly plant today. This facility showcases Kenya's potential as a leader in clean transportation solutions in Africa. This initiative aligns perfectly with our national goals to reduce carbon emissions and promote clean energy alternatives. The assembly plant will not only contribute to our environmental goals but also foster economic growth by creating job opportunities and nurturing local talent in the automotive industry." 

- President of Kenya, His Excellency William Ruto

The President Expressing Confidence In The Facility's Ability To Drive Innovation And Foster Economic Resilience


Roam is a technology company that develops, designs and deploys electric vehicles tailored for the African continent, leading the transition to sustainable transport. Founded in 2017, it became the first company to deliver locally produced electric motorcycles and buses. Roam is today the leading provider of electric vehicles in Africa and was recently a finalist in Prince Williams, Earth Shot Prize.

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