I didn’t know Jumia Food is available in Kisumu. I’ve tried ordering food online from the site before while in Nairobi and they told me they didn’t deliver to my location – in Nairobi. UberEats came to the rescue for that. So when I came back home, and saw they have listed Kisumu on their website, I decided to try it out.

The restaurants signed up are currently only three:

  • Java House Kisumu
  • KFC Tuskys and
  • Sovereign Hotel

I ordered from KFC and food arrived in 40 minutes exactly. I just wish there was no calling from the rider to ask where I am. Mapping is still a big issue in Kenya, and someone needs to find a solution for this. So that orders whether of food or anything, from online stores can be delivered on time.

Also, food packaging needs work.

Food delivery will be a big thing in the coming future. You’ve probably seen texts from Masoko telling you to get groceries from the site delivered to your house. It is nice to see Kisumu not being left behind as this city controls Western Kenya.

I hope more restaurants can sign up so that people can have a wider variety of options with more affordable options. There have been many different ventures in this city of people trying to deliver food, but it seems many of such ventures have failed. Will Jumia make it? Can Uber join in? What about local entrepreneurs?

Do you have an idea for, or are you running a food-related business in Kisumu? What problems are you looking to solve, and how are you approaching them? Do you think our favorite small vibandas can be incorporated into e-commerce sites Jumia Food or UberEats?

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One Comment

  1. Christine

    September 27, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Yes they can – Local vibandas that is.


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