A while ago, news broke that OLX was shutting down its Kenya and Nigeria operations. This news was received with mixed reactions; there are those who have labelled the platform as a con-man den and thus were happy that it was finally shutting down and then there are those who used that platform to earn a living and were not so pleased with the news.
However, OLX explained that they were not shutting down the platform, but were making changes to how they run the said platform and this change involved closing down the Kenyan office and running things from South Africa.
It’s been a couple of days since this news broke and it seems like the platform is already making changes (15 Feb, 2018):
First on the kill-list, Verified car sales are out. Maybe due to the lack of an actual office in Kenya, there’s no one to verify the car sales: