Perfect for bedsitter: Innovator crafts stunning convertible bed

Perfect for bedsitter: Innovator crafts stunning convertible bed

- A tweep, @SteveGochieng, shared a video of a fundi showing his bed invention's transformation into a perfect seat

- Protus Otieno revealed the seat was a product of his designs and would take him three days to make one on his own

- The father of five said he got tired of employment and decided to go back to what he loved most, which was welding

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A Kenyan fundi has received enormous praise from netizens after his impressive convertible bed innovation went viral.

Protus Otieno designed a bed that can be compressed into a seat, which many said was perfect for bedsitters and small houses.

A tweep, @SteveGochieng, shared a video of Otieno showing the bed's transformation and even demonstrating how a storage unit under it could be used to hold clothes.

Perfect for bedsitter: Kenyans applaud innovative fundi who crafted convertible bed

Fundi Protus Otieno sitting on the convertible bed Photo: @SteveGochieng
Source: Twitter

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Otieno revealed that the bed was his innovation, claiming he was pretty sure it was the first in Africa.

He said he designed it and worked on it with his team to ensure they brought out the best products that Kenyans would enjoy.

"I personally designed the bed-seat and I believe it is great especially for college students and those that leave in small rooms. It may take me three days to make one myself but with my team -we can make up to 10 in a day," he said.

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The father of five, who was previously employed for 10 years in Nairobi as a publisher, said he got tired of employment and decided to go back to what he loved most, which was creating.

Otieno said he got his supplies locally and it would take two days to transport the couch to any destination in the country.

It will cost you only R3 800 to get the seat plus the cushions which Otieno says is a cut-price considering one would be acquiring a two-in-one unit.

Here are some of the reactions to the convertible bed:

Otieno confirmed he had also received amazing ideas from Kenyans on how to make the seat more comfortable and promised to work on it.

In other news, a sheep called Double Diamond was sold on Thursday, August 27, at the Scottish National Texel Sale in Lanark.

The initial price of the lamb was R2.2 but it kept rising dramatically until it hit R7.9 million. The money was raised by three bidders who collaborated to win the competition and set a new record.

Double Diamond, which was sold by Charlie Boden from Cheshire, is an embryo-bred lamb.

"An embryo bred lamb is a lamb which is the result of embryo transfer (a form of IVF) in livestock in which the female animal is artificially inseminated and then embryos collected from her six days later and implanted into surrogate mothers," explained an official from Texel Sheep Society as quoted by The Independent.

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