History and Background

The Mercedes-Benz Club of Kenya was founded in 2014 by Amon Somolong, Sam Oendo and Michael C. Waweru, three enthusiasts whose interest in the marque led to the forming of the club in Kenya. The history of Mercedes-Benz in Kenya has been long and storied, its trucks and automobiles have developed the enviable reputation of reliability and luxury that has made it a legend the world over.

There has always been the cachet of owning a Mercedes-Benz in Kenya, and indeed the term “wa-Benzi” was coined on our turf. Where the term once had a negative connotation, a new breed of automotive enthusiasts has reclaimed it to represent those who are enthusiasts and proud owners of the “three-pointed star”.