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About

Kikao64’s mission is to bring the best work hub experience to Eldoret’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

‘Kikao’ is a Swahili word for a ‘meeting place’. The town of Eldoret was established on the site of ‘Farm 64’ so named for its location 64 miles from the newly built Uganda Railway railhead. This is the inspiration for our name—Kikao64.

Kikao64 is a workplace where professionals, entrepreneurs, non-profits, athletes and start-ups are encouraged to connect, share ideas, grow, and achieve. It is a community of like-minded people.

With that purpose, Kikao64 also offers subsidized spaces for non-profits, athletes, and start-ups in need.

Our Historic Property

By preserving the charm of our building’s distinctive architecture, Kikao64 has created an inspiring and ecofriendly environment that acknowledges the past and points the way forward.

 

Kiako64 is located on Kenyatta Street. In precolonial times, Kenyatta Street, the main thoroughfare and one of the few paved roads in Eldoret, was restricted to white settlers. In light of the site’s heartbreaking legacy, it is fitting that Kikao64 be a place for all to connect, share, inspire and achieve.

During British colonial times, the Kikao64 building was owned and operated by George Wennings & Sons, an international tractor dealership.

Some time after independence in 1962, the building was sold and was sold again in 1973. Tractors continued being showcased from the site until recently. In 2019, the process began of retrofitting and restoring the building for Kikao64’s new use.

Our Sustainability

We take a responsible approach to running our business.

A co-working space should be modern and forward-thinking as the people that work within it. It should also help lift up the community around it. With this in mind, Kikao64 is full of modern touches, embraces sustainability, and promotes locally crafted materials.

The minimalistic and straightforward partitions that divide the offices are created from pressed recycled milk cartons. The sound-absorbing phone booths are lined with felt that is made from old clothing and blankets.

The desks themselves are built from recycled pieces of timber and are all constructed locally. The wrought ironwork that adds a unique flair to the offices is all crafted here in Eldoret.

Outside is access to fresh air and a vegetable garden, which is kept healthy and green using natural compost. Sustainability continues with the solar power that provides electricity for room lighting and charging laptops. Even on cloudy days, rainwater is harvested to supply the plumbing.

Partitions

Phone Booths

Desks

Wrought Ironwork

Solar Panels

Garden

Sustainability Statement

We are committed to providing a functional space where people can share experiences and feel a sense of belonging in a vibrant community. Our goal is to nurture ideas and foster innovation through collaboration. We manage our operations responsibly and ethically; we embrace clean energy and ensure that your safety and health is enhanced by prioritizing your well-being. Our operations are aligned with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Good Health &
Well-Being

  • We host yoga every Saturday to enhance wellness at the workplace.
  • We provide ergonomic seats and standing desks to enhance occupational health.
  • Our cafeteria provides healthy snack options that use locally sourced ingredients, which have been certified as safe for consumption.

Affordable &
Clean Energy

  • Kikao64 is fully powered by solar energy during the day.
  • We encourage the use of natural light during the day through our large window spaces.

Industry, Innovation
& Infrastructure

  • In collaboration with various partners, we run a number of programs at Kikao64 for incubation of ideas and startup support.

Partnerships for
the Goals

  • We believe in collaboration. As such, we create different platforms where people can network and come together for a greater good.
  • We support and challenge our members and partners to have inclusive, scalable and sustainable initiatives.

Responsible Consumption & Production

  • Kikao64 is housed in a historic building that was carefully renovated and designed with minimalistic finishes and locally sourced materials, such as steel.
  • Our office partitions use lamin boards, made from compressed recycled milk cartons, and the felt used in the call booths comes from recycled wool. Meeting room tables are also made from recycled mango wood offcuts.
  • We ensure proper waste management through waste segregation. Organic waste is composted and used in the Kikao64 garden. Plastic and electronic waste is separately collected for recycling.
  • For cleaning, we use eco-friendly vegan soap concentrate that’s made from natural essential oils without chemicals.
  • Tissue and hand paper towels are made from recycled paper. Stirrers used in the café are made of bamboo and are biodegradable. Kikao64 gift bags are handmade from recycled Kraft paper, and the handles are made of banana fibers.

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