Shipping & Logistics

70,000 letter boxes up for rent as Posta braves tech invasion

A Kenya postal service worker collects mail. FILE PHOTO | NMG
A Kenya postal service worker arranges mail. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

The Postal Corporation of Kenya has advertised over 70,000 letter boxes to rent, indicating low uptake of the service even as the firm says that it is expanding its national network.

Postmaster- General Dan Kagwe told Shipping and Logistics that the letter boxes, advertised yesterday, were a mix of old and new ones.

In October last year, Posta indicated that it had about 50,000 idle boxes around the country meaning that there may have been significant abandonment since then. However, Posta also says that it has a number of new outlets in the country that now have letter boxes up for grabs.

“Some are new and some are old… I think we have opened about 10 (post) offices including Village Market, Karen Hub, Chaka and Two Rivers,” said Mr Kagwe.