Have you ever heard of ‘an aero-amphibious jet car’ apart from watching in sci-fi movies? This is what Kehinde Durojaiye, a Nigerian inventor is trying to build to beat the heavy traffic congestion in Lagos. If his dream of a car that can fly, sail and run on land comes true, then it may be an answer to the heavy traffic jam in the city of Lagos and Nigeria as a whole.
‘Kenny Jet’ as Durojaiye is fondly called, said he has achieved the two of his goals – “I tested it in the sea and a lot of people were surprised it can move on the land and sea,” he told CNN. What is now remaining is for him to fly it.
He says he has used his car to travel to Ibadan from Lagos, a distance of about 135km and claims it can run 120km/hr on land and sail six knots on the sea.
Kehinde Durojaiye is 46 years and spends most of his time in his workshop that is located besides a dump site in around the Lagos lagoon. He has been a keen inventor from his childhood days. He is married and a father of four.
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He has four prototype cars that he spends his time refining. They were made from tossed away plastic, wood and Styrofoam. His latest prototype has an office chair, a steering wheel recycled from a tricycle (keke lepep) and a keyboard.
According to Durojaiye, he wants the world to know that it is possible to have a machine that can move on land, on sea, can fly and why not move under sea.
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