Coffee is the second largest commodity export for Kenya. The sector employs about 1.5 million people in the rural as well as those in the processing factories and packaging, transport, auction houses, retail outlets and marketing.

Nearly 98% of coffee produced in Kenya is exported mostly to the European Union, U.S., the Middle East, Canada and South Korea.

Opportunities exist in provision of services such as improved crop husbandry and proper pulping, drying, roasting, storage, milling and grading all targeting to improve on high quality.  Other opportunities include, value addition and aggressive marketing, investment in growing of the Arabica coffee and manufacturing of coal from coffee husks.

The Coffee Directorate of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority oversees the activities in the sub-sector in the interest of the farmers as well as investors. The Directorate also markets coffee, markets and protects the product from unscrupulous trading.


An elderly woman picks coffee berries near Mt. Kenya region


Horticulture (flowers, fruits and vegetables) is the second biggest foreign exchange earner after tea. Serviced by Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, with so many daily European bound flights in addition to good climate, horticulture and floriculture together have made the industry thrive. The success is attributed to investors in Kenya meeting the EU standards for safety and quality as well as organizational logistics.

Large and small scale growers have partnered to form the Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK) to develop, unite and promote the Kenya horticulture industry in the global market with due regard to safety, good agricultural practices, social, ethical and environmental responsibilities. For more information on FPEAK and Kenyan horticultural exports, please visit their webpage to see some of the most important flower and other horticulture product exporters in Kenya.

Further, the Kenya Flower Council (KFC) works closely with Kenyan floriculture organizations to provide the key mark of quality that is acceptable internationally. The Council’s code of practice is equally recognized just like the Global Flower Label Program. KFC has a membership of 72 flower farms which represents about 70% of the flowers exported from Kenya. This website will expose you in more detail the members of the flower council (The members, their websites and contacts).


Kenya is among the top five largest producers and exporters of tea in the world. It is also the largest exporter of black tea globally.

Kenya hosts the Mombasa Tea Auction Centre which is one of the largest Tea Auction Centres in the World.

Mombasa Tea Auction is the only auction centre where teas from different countries are sold alongside each other. This helps to establish price levels and differentials for teas all over the world. Countries that sell their teas at the auction centre include; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


The Government bodies that oversee the sub-sector are the Tea Directorate of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority, and the Kenya Tea Development Agency Limited (KTDA). They can be reached electronically on and for more information on production, processing and marketing of the product as well as possibilities of investment in value addition. These websites will also give you direct contacts and websites of specific tea factories in Kenya.

Tea plantation in Kericho, Kenya

Following the liberalization and restructuring of the tea sector, major investment opportunities are available in connection with tea plantations, processing and special brewing and packaging for both domestic and external markets. More details can be obtained from the website of the Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA)

You as an investor can directly package, label and brand tea commodities of your choice at the factory and market them either in Kenya or export to the rest of the world.

 Click here for information on tea sector in Kenya

Assortment of Kenyan Tea from one of the many Kenyan tea companies.

Agriculture overview

Agriculture is the leading sector in the Kenyan economy, accounting for about 25% of the gross domestic product (GDP), 60% of total export earnings from horticulture, floriculture, tea and coffee.

Kenya produces the highest quality coffee beans in the world. Kenya also produces the best quality tea, horticultural crops, nuts, (cashew nuts and macadamia), pyrethrum, wheat, barley, tropical fruits (mangoes, papaya, pineapples, passion, bananas, coconuts, oranges, lemons, tangerines, guavas) and oil crops. Additionally, the country produces high quality range beef, hides and skins/ leather, dairy products and fisheries.

On food safety, Kenya has in place rigorous rules and regulations that guarantee quality and safety in line with international standards.  The Kenya Bureau of Standards, a member of the International Organization of Standards ensures compliance. Kindly visit their site

For more information on agriculture in Kenya, please visit the following agriculture based websites in Kenya.

  1. Coffee Directorate
  2. Tea Directorate
  3. Kenya Flower Council
  4. Pyrethrum Board of Kenya
  5. New Kenya Cooperative Creameries
  6. Kenya Nut Company (Cashew nuts and Macadamia nuts)
  7. Kenya Meat Commission
  8. Kenya Sugar Board

Conference Tourism

Kenya has experienced a considerable growth in Conference Tourism over the past few years.

The ease of air accessibility into Nairobi through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as well as Nairobi being the host city of the United Nations Africa headquarters, United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), and the business hub for East and Central Africa are important factors that have contributed towards growth in conference tourism in Kenya.


The City of Nairobi, voted Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Destination at the 2016 World Travel Awards, has played host to several high profile meetings and conferences in the last one year that has seen delegates from across the globe flock in to the city in large numbers.

Most notable of the major meetings and conferences held in Nairobi were the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) held in July 2015, the World Trade Organization (WTO) 10th Ministerial Conference in December 2015, UNCTAD 14 (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) in July 2016 and 6th Tokyo Investment Conference on Africa Development (TICAD) in August 2016.

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To fully achieve her potential in this niche economic sector, The Government of the Republic of Kenya is promoting Kenya as a Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) venue.

Kenya has tourism conference facilities in all of its tourist attraction centres to the extent that, one can combine business and pleasure at the same time.

Please feel free to click on the Conference Directory below that has a wide range of options and ready information to help you choose your preferred conference destination.


Kenyatta International Convention Centre

Located within the Central Business District of Nairobi, Kenyatta International Convention Centre is the largest conference facility in East and Central Africa.

It has hosted several renowned International Conferences, Seminars, Exhibitions and Summits.

The Center is ranked as one of the top places to hold conferences on the African continent.

For more information visit

National and Game Reserves

The country has 38 national parks and reserves in the country managed by the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS).  Click here to see list

Maasai Mara National Park

Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya- Africa. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland.

Wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment.

The Maasai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in October.

There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve.

Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino).







Nairobi National Park

Kenya is famous for hosting the Nairobi National Park which is the only national park in the world located in city.

For more information check

Wildebeest migration

Kenya also offers some of the finest natural attractions in the world including the seventh natural wonder of the world, the wildebeest migration that starts from July to October of every year at the Maasai Mara National Game Reserve.

This is combined with an excellent network of hotels and game lodges that give visitors value for business and pleasure.

For more information visit:


Kenya is one of the world’s great tourism destinations, known for its remarkable diversity of landscapes, wildlife and cultures.

It has scooped many International awards over the years. In 2016, Kenya received several awards in the 23rd World Travel Awards. The awards include;

  • World’s Leading Safari Destination.
  • Africa’s Leading Beach Destination – Diani Beach, Kenya.
  • Africa’s Leading Destination – Mombasa, Kenya.
  • Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination – Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Africa’s Leading National Park – Masaai Mara, Kenya.
  • Africa’s Leading Tourist Board – Kenya Tourism Board.

The country has assorted attractions which include white sandy beaches, spectacular birdlife, tropical forests, cultural diversity, conference tourism, snow capped mountains, agro tourism and wildlife safari.





The following websites will also be useful to you:

  1. Magical Kenya
  2. Kenya Forest Service
  3. Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers
  4. Kenya Investment Authority
  5. The Kenya Tourist Development Corporation
  6. Brand Kenya Board
  7. Export Promotion Council (EPC)
  8. Eco-Tourism Society of Kenya
  9. Conference tourism directory – Go Places directory
  10. Kenya Hotel & Restaurant Guide – Click here to open
  11. Investment procedures and opportunities in Kenyan national parks and reserves – click here to open


  1. Charter flight operators
  1. Charter flight operators

County Government


The Constitution of Kenya 2010 has delineated the country into 47 regions/ county governments as shown below.

Each county has displayed in its website, sectors of comparative advantage that are ready for development or investment as sole or joint partnership.



1. Baringo County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Baringo East, Baringo West, Baringo Central, Mochongoi, Mogotio, Eldama Ravine.

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2. Bomet County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Sotik, Chepalungu, Bomet East, Bomet Central, Konoin

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3. Bungoma County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Mt. Elgon, Sirisia, Kabuchia, Bumula, Kandunyi, Webuye, Bokoli, Kimilili, Tongaren

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4. Busia County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Teso North, Teso South, Nambale, Matayos, Butula, Funyula, Budalangi

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5. Elgeyo/Marakwet County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Marakwet East, Marakwet West, Keiyo East, Keiyo South

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 6. Embu County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Manyatta, Runyenjes, Gachoka, Siakago

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7. Garissa County

Parliamentary Constituencies: TaveDujis, Balambala, Lagdera, Dadaab, Fafi, Ijara

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8. Homa Bay County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Kasipul, Kabondo, Karachuonyo, Rangwe, Homabay Town, Ndhiwa, Mbita, Gwassi


9. Isiolo County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Isiolo North, Isiolo South


10. Kajiado County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Kajiado Central, Kajiado North, Kajiado South


11. Kakamega County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Lugari, Likuyani, Malava, Lurambi, Makholo, Mumias, Mumias East, Matungu, Butere, Khwisero, Shinyalu, ikolomani. Major Towns: Kakamega


12. Kericho County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Ainamoi, Belgut, Kipkelion


13. Kiambu County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Gatundu South, Gatundu North, Juja, Thika Town, Ruiru Githunguri, Kiambu, Kiambaa, Kabete, Kikuyu, Limuru, Lari


14. Kilifi County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Kilifi North, Kilifi South, Kaloleni, Rabai, Ganze, Malindi, Magarini


15. Kirinyaga County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Mwea, Gichugu, Ndia, Kirinyaga Central Major Towns: Kerugoya


16. Kisii County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Bonchari, South Mugirango, Bomachoge, Bobasi, Gucha, Nyaribari Masaba, Nyaribari Chache, Matrani, Mosocho


17. Kisumu County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Kisumu East, Kisumu West, Kisumu Central, Seme, Nyando, Muhoroni, Nyakach


18. Kitui County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Mwingi North, Mwingi Central, Mwingi South, Kitui West, Kitui Rural, Kitui Town, Mutitu, Kitui South


19. Kwale County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Msambweni, Lunga Lunga, Matuga, Kinango


20. Laikipia County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Laikipia West, Laikipia Wast, Laikipia North


21. Lamu County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Lamu East, Lamu West


22. Machakos County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Masinga, Yatta, Kangundo, Matungulu, Kathiani, Mavoko, Machakos Town, Mwala


23. Makueni County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Mbooni, Kilome, Kaiti, Makueni, Kibwezi West, Kibwezi East


24. Mandera County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Mandera West, Banisa, Mandera North, Mandera East, Lafey


25. Marsabit County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Moyale, North Horr, Saku, Laisamis


26. Meru County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Igembe South, Igembe Central, Igembe North, Tigania West, Tigania East, North Imenti, Buuri, Central Imenti, South Imenti


27. Migori County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Rongo, Awendo, Migori East Migori West, Uriri, Nyatike, Kuria East, Kuria West


28. Mombasa County

Constituencies: Changamwe, Jomvu, Kisauni, Nyali, likoni, Mvita Kwale


29. Murang’a County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Kangema, Mathioya, Kiharu, Kigumo, Maragwa, Kandara, Gatanga


30. Nairobi County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Westlands, Parklands, Dagoretti, Karen / Langata, Kibira, Roysambu, Kasarani, Ruaraka, Kariobangi, kayole, Embakasi, Mihang’o, Nairobi West, Makadara, kamukunii, Starehe, Mathare


31. Nakuru County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Molo, Njoro, Naivasha, Gilgil, Kuresoi South, Kuresoi North, Subukia, Rongai, Bahati, Nakuru Town West, Nakuru Town East.


32. Nandi County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Tinderet, Aldai, Nandi Hills, Emgwen North, Emgwen South, Mosop.


33. Narok County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Kilgoris, Emurua Dikirr, Narok North, Kajiado East, Kajiado West.


34. Nyamira County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Kitutu Masaba, North Mugirango, West Mugirango.


35. Nyandarua County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Kinangop, Kipipiri, Ol-Kalou, Ol-Jorok, Ndaragwa


36. Nyeri County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Tetu, Kieni, Mathira, Othaya, Mukuwe-ini, Nyeri Town


37. Samburu County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Samburu West, Samburu North, Samburu East


38. Siaya County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Ugenya, Ugunja, Alego Usonga, Gem, Bondo, Rarieda


39. Taita Taveta County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Taveta, Wundanyi, Mwatate, Voi


40. Tana River County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Garsen, Galole, Bura


41. Tharaka Nithi County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Nithi, Maara, Tharaka


42. Trans Nzoia County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Kwanza, Endebess, Saboti, Kiminini, Cherenganyi


43. Turkana County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Turkana North, Turkana West, Turkana Central, Loima, Turkana South, Turkana East.


44. Uasin Gishu County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Eldoret East, Eldoret North and Eldoret South.


45. Vihiga County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Vihiga, Sabatia, Hamisi, Emuhaya, Luanda


46. Wajir County

Parliamentary Constituencies: Wajir North, Wajir East, Tarbaj, Wajir West, Eldas, Wajir South


47. West Pokot County 

Parliamentary Constituencies: Kapenguri, Sigor, Kacheliba, Pokot South


National Government


The National Government is composed of three arms: The Legislature, The Executive and The Judiciary. Each arm is independent of the other and their individual roles are set by the Constitution of Kenya

  1. The Executive

President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-In-Chief of the Defence Forces

His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H.


Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya

H.E. Hon. William Samoei Arap Ruto, E.G.H.


  1. Legislature 

Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Justin B.N. Muturi, MP

Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr Michael R. Sialai,



Speaker of the Senate, Hon. Kenneth M. Lusaka

Clerk of the Senate, Mr. Jeremiah Nyegenye



  1. The Judiciary 

Chief Justice/President of the Supreme Court of Kenya, Hon. Martha Koome

The Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Ms. Anne Atieno Amadi





  1. Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government 

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Dr. Fred Matiang’i
Principal Secretary: Eng. (Dr.) Karanja Kibicho (Interior)
Principal Secretary: Mr. Micah Pkopus Powon (Correctional services)

  1. Ministry of Devolution & ASAL Areas

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Charles Keter
Principal Secretary: Ms Mwanamaka Amani Mabruki (Devolution)
Principal Secretary: Mr. Saitoti Torome (Planning)

Principal Secretary: Ms. Josepheta Mukobe (Special Programmes)

  1. The National Treasury & Planning

Cabinet Secretary: Mr. Amb. Ukur Yatani Kanacho
Principal Secretary: Dr. Kamau Thugge

  1. Ministry of Defence

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Eugene Wamalwa
Principal Secretary: Amb. Peter Kirimi Kaberia

  1. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Amb. Raychelle A. Omamo, E.G.H
Principal Secretary: Amb. Monica Juma, Dphil, CBS

  1. Ministry of Education, Science & Technology

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Prof. George A. O Magoha
Principal Secretary: Dr. Belio Kipsang (Basic Education)
Principal Secretary: Prof. Colleta A. Suda (University Education)
Principal Secretary: Dr. Dinah Jerotich Mwinzi (Vocational & Technical Training)

  1. Ministry of Health

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Mutahi Kagwe
Principal Secretary: Dr. Nicholas Muraguri

  1. Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure Development

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. James  Macharia
Principal Secretary: Mr. Wilson Nyakera Irungu (Transport)
Principal Secretary: Eng. John K. Mosonik (Infrastructure)

Principal Secretary: Arch. Aidah Munano (Housing and Urban Development)

Principal Secretary: Ms. Nancy Karigithu (Maritime & Shipping Affairs)

Principal Secretary: Prof. Paul Maringa Mwangi (Public Works)

  1. Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Joseph Mucheru
Principal Secretary: Eng. Victor Kyalo (ICT & Innovation)
Principal Secretary: Mr.Sammy Itemere (Broadcasting & Telecommunications)

  1. Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Keriako Tobiko
Principal Secretary: Mr. Charles Sunkuli (Environment)
Principal Secretary: Dr. Margaret Mwakima (Natural Resources)

  1. Ministry of Lands 

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Farida Karoney
Principal Secretary: Arch. Mariamu Ali elMaawy (Lands & Physical Planning)

  1. Ministry of Sports and Heritage

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Amb. (Dr.) Amina Mohamed E.G.H
Principal Secretary: Amb. Richard Ekai Titus (Sports Development)
Principal Secretary: Mr. Joe Okudo (Arts & Culture)

  1. Ministry of East African Community and Northern Corridor Development

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Adan Mohammed
Principal Secretary: Dr. Khadijah Kassachoon (Labour)
Principal Secretary: Ms. Betty Chemutai Maina (East African Community Integration )
Principal Secretary: Ms. Susan Mochache (Social Protection)

  1. Ministry of Energy

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Amb. (Dr.) Monica Juma
Principal Secretary: Eng. Joseph Njoroge (Energy)
Principal Secretary: Andrew Kamau Ng’anga (Petroleum)

  1. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Peter Munya
Principal Secretary: Dr. Richard Lesiyampe (Agriculture)
Principal Secretary: Prof. Micheni Ntiba (Fisheries & the Blue Economy)
Principal Secretary: Dr. Andrew K Tuimur (Livestock)

  1. Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Betty Maina

Principal Secretary: Mr. Julius Korir (Investment & Industry)

Principal Secretary: Mr. Ali Noor Ismail (Cooperatives)

Principal Secretary: Dr. Chris Kiptoo (Trade)

  1. Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Najib Balala
Principal Secretary: Ms. Fatuma Hirsi Mohamed

  1. Ministry of Petroleum and Mining

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. John Munyes
Principal Secretary: Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Mahmud

  1. Ministry of Public Service & Gender Affairs 
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Margaret Kobia
    Principal Secretary: Ms. Lilian Omollo (Public Service & Youth Affairs)
    Principal Secretary: Zeinab W. Hussein ( Gender Affairs)

  1. Ministry of Water, Sanitation & Irrigation

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Sicily Kariuki
Principal Secretary: Prof. Fred Segor (Water Services)
Principal Secretary: Mr. Patrick Nduati Mwangi (Irrigation)  

21. Ministry of Labour and Social Services

Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Simon Chelugui