Story of 28-Yr-Old Kenyan Engineer Owning a USB Cable Factory Goes Viral

  • Some of the USB Cables Manufactured by TOTSCI Company.
    Some of the USB Cables Manufactured by TOTSCI Company.
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  • Anthony Muthungu, a youthful engineering graduate, has had his inspiring story go viral after it emerged that he had established a manufacturing company that locally manufactures mobile charging and data transfer USB cables.  

    The 28-year-old who hails from Kirinyaga County started TOTOSCI Ltd in 2020 after his engineering degree. The company which is located in Kiangwaci, Kirinyaga County specializes in making authentic mobile charging cables and data transfer cables.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Muthungu stated that having been a victim of buying substandard USB cables motivated him to start his company.

    Antony Muthungu showcasing his locally manufactured USB cable at the factory in Kiangwaci, Kirinyaga County .
    Antony Muthungu showcasing his locally manufactured USB cable at the factory in Kiangwaci, Kirinyaga County .
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    He also noted that many Kenyans have been victims of buying substandard cables which do not work.

    “I have been a victim of buying substandard USB cables and I also note that it’s a challenge with everyone. I therefore saw the need to manufacture quality cables,” Muthungu noted.

    With the aim of spurring innovation among the youth, Muthungu stated that  the government needs to reduce production costs by reducing prices of electricity and fuel.

    The engineer also added that taxation in the industry was too high and needed to be reduced. 

    Muthungu’s innovation has received praise from many Kenyans who are impressed by his work. Kirinyaga Women Representative Purity Ngirici took to Facebook to congratulate Muthungu for his innovation.

    “I am very impressed by the founder of Totosci Holdings Ltd based in Kiangwaci, Kirinyaga County who is currently manufacturing USB cables and chargers...I congratulate Mr. Muthungu Anthony for the good work you are doing, this is the way to go.” She stated. 

    Nairobi Senator, Johnson Sakaja  also took to social media to congratulate the innovation of Muthungu. He encouraged Kenyans to buy  the locally made cable and stated that  the Start-Up Bill he is sponsoring in parliament would encourage such innovations.

    “Next time you want to buy a charging cable, look for this brand that is 100% made in Kenya by a 28 year old founder of TOTOSCI Holding Ltd Mr. Muthungu Anthony.

    “Through the startup bill I am currently sponsoring in the senate we will be able to create a more conducive business environment to encourage more of such innovations and inventions  thus creating quality jobs for our young people.” the Senator stated.

    An employee at the USB manufacturing station desk
    An Undated Image of an Employee at a Station the USB Manufacturing Company.
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