Crown Paints, a paint manufacturing company, recently held a town hall meeting with Somali property developers in Eastleigh. This is in a move to tap into their market, as they seek to address the housing shortage in the country.

The meeting was attended by key stakeholders including Crown Paints Group COO Richard Muturi. In his address, Muturi noted that the Somali community in Kenya plays a very significant role towards contributing to the country’s economy, culture, and politics. “This community plays a very significant role in shaping the country’s political landscape with several members holding important positions in the government,” Muturi added.

The event was also graced by Eastleigh area Member of Parliament Yusuf Hassan, who called on more business entities to invest in Eastleigh. He further noted that the area is now a peaceful area with a lot of business potential, sentiments that were echoed by the CEO of the Eastleigh Business District Association Mohamed Adan.

The Townhall meeting provided a platform for Crown Paints to educate the community on its diverse products and services that ranges from texture finishes, decorative and automotive paints, among others.

Muturi further urged the community to explore variety while choosing paints for their infrastructure development and assured them of value add from Crown Paints. “I stand before you to emphasize the indispensable value of uncompromising quality in every facet of our endeavours. Whether in products, services, or personal conduct, we are committed to excellence and high standard of success.”

The COO said the firm has rolled out 10 new products to the market. This includes new cement-based texture paints, water-based paints, gloss, wood topcoats, thermoplastic night glow paints, and fire shield paints, all tailored to meet the market’s diverse needs. He added that the paint industry was flooded, there was need for customers to be more informed and look out for quality, affordable and durable paint while making a purchase to save on cost.