Rivatex has obtained cotton planting contracts with over ten counties in the Rift Valley and Eastern regions. The goal is to reduce costs by minimising reliance on imported raw materials. The government has budgeted Sh500 million for the fiscal year 2021/2022 to grow and modernise its activities.
Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is looking for partners to put up export-only textile and apparel facilities on a 309-acre industrial zone in order to diversify its revenue streams. In the fiscal year 2021/2022, the state-owned electrical firm has set out Sh350 million for development. The Olkaria property of KenGen is divided into four plots: Site A, Site B, Site C, and 57 acres set aside for investors.
Esther Kimani is the owner and manager of Trendy Links Limited.
Kenya’s Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i, paid a visit to a garment factory in Nakuru Town West to inspect the state of the industry. Bedi Investments Limited, run by the Jas Bedi family, employs at least 1,000 young people in its Nakuru factory alone.
Spin-Knit Limited is one of the leading manufacturers of 100 per cent acrylic hand-knitting yarn. The company has expanded its business and opened branches in Nairobi and other parts of the country. In the past one year, a number of big firms, including paint manufacturer Crown Paints Kenya, Toyota Tsusho East Africa Limited and Simba Cement have pitched tent in Nakuru.
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