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Wasoko denies Rwanda exit

Wasoko has refuted claims that it has shut operations in Rwanda

Kenyan B2B e-commerce platform Wasoko has refuted claims that it has ceased its Rwandan operations weeks after exiting Zanzibar and pausing business in Uganda and Zambia.

According to reports by TechCabal, the B2B e-commerce platform is ramping up its headcount in Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya. In Rwanda, Wasoko is searching for partnership and procurement associates. It has three open roles for its Kenyan business and four in Tanzania, including an opportunity for two procurement managers.

In March, Wasoko streamlined its operations as the company shuttered its Zanzibar office and placed its Ugandan and Zambian operations on hold.

A Wasoko's Warehouse

In an email statement, Wasoko said, “We recently opened a new warehouse in Rwanda in November 2023 and are actively hiring for new positions to further strengthen our commitment to the country.”

Reports also suggest that the B2B platform, which is yet to finalise its merger with Egypt’s MaxAB, also revealed that it is awaiting the arrival of its first shipment of Egyptian products for distribution in Rwanda. The shipments will “mark the “launch of its new Pan-African sourcing strategy” as Wasoko seeks to tap MaxAB’s reach in Northern Africa.