List of companies of Kenya

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Location of Kenya

Kenya is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community (EAC). Its capital and largest city is Nairobi. The capital, Nairobi, is a regional commercial hub. The economy of Kenya is the largest by GDP in East and Central Africa.[1][2] Agriculture is a major employer; the country traditionally exports tea and coffee and has more recently begun to export fresh flowers to Europe. The service industry is also a major economic driver. Additionally, Kenya is a member of the East African Community trading bloc.

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

Notable companies
     Active      State-owned      Defunct
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
98.4 Capital FM Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Nairobi 1996 Radio
ABC Bank Financials Banks Nairobi 1981 Commercial bank
ALS – Aircraft Leasing Services Consumer services Airlines Nairobi 1985 Regional airline
ARM Cement Limited Industrials Building materials & fixtures Athi River 1974 Cement, fertilizers, minerals, mining, KN: ARM
Bamburi Cement Industrials Building materials & fixtures Nairobi 1951 Cement, KN: BAMB
Carbacid Investments Basic materials Commodity chemicals Nairobi 1961 Carbon dioxide, KN: CARB
Chase Bank Kenya Limited Financials Banks Nairobi 1996 Commercial bank
CMC Aviation Consumer services Airlines Nairobi 1961[3] Charter airline, defunct 2011
Commercial Bank of Africa Financials Banks Nairobi 1962 Commercial bank
Consolidated Bank of Kenya Financials Banks Nairobi 1989 Commercial bank
Cooper Motor Corporation Consumer goods Automobiles Nairobi 1912 Automotive, KN: CMC
Cooperative Bank of Kenya Financials Banks Nairobi 1965 Commercial bank, KN: COOP
Credit Bank Financials Banks Nairobi 1986 Commercial bank
CRI Nairobi 91.9 FM Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Nairobi 2006 Radio station
Dawa Limited Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Nairobi 1974 Pharmaceutical Company
Del Monte Kenya Consumer goods Food products Thika 1965 Pineapple cultivation, part of Fresh Del Monte Produce (US)
Development Bank of Kenya Financials Banks Nairobi 1963 Commercial bank
Diamond Trust Bank Group Financials Banks Nairobi 1945 Banking group, KN: DTK
Dubai Bank Kenya Financials Banks Nairobi 1982 Commercial bank, defunct 2015
East African Breweries Consumer goods Brewers Nairobi 1922 Beer, KN: EABL
Equity Group Holdings Limited Financials Banks Nairobi 1984 KN: EQTY
Eveready East Africa Consumer goods Nondurable household products Nairobi 1967 Batteries, disposable shavers, KN: EVRD
Jubilee Insurance Company Limited Financials Full line insurance Nairobi 1937 KN: JUB
Kakuzi Limited Consumer goods Food products Thika[4] 1906[4] Coffee, tea, fruit, KN: KUKZ
KCB Group Limited Financials Banks Nairobi 1896 Banking, investments, KN: KCB
KenolKobil Oil & gas Exploration & production Nairobi 1959 Petroleum, KN: KENO
Kenya Airways Consumer services Airlines Nairobi 1977 Flag airline, KN: KQNA
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Utilities Conventional electricity Nairobi 1954 Electricity generation, KN: KEGN
Mobius Motors Consumer goods Automobiles Nairobi 2009 Automotive
Mumias Sugar Company Limited Consumer goods Food products Nairobi 1971 Sugar estates and manufacture, KN: MSC
Nation Media Group Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Nairobi 1959 Newspapers, magazines, radio, television, KN: NMG
Olympia Capital Holdings Industrials Building materials & fixtures Nairobi 1968 Flooring, building materials, KN: OCH
Rea Vipingo Sisal Estate Consumer goods Farming & fishing Nairobi 1939 Plantations, KN: REA
Safaricom Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Nairobi 1997 {{{6}}}
Sameer Group Industrials Diversified industrials Nairobi 1969[5] High tech, agribusiness, manufacturing, transport, KN: FIRE
Sasini Tea and Coffee Consumer goods Food products Nairobi 1952[6] Tea, coffee, KN: SASN, part of Sameer Group
Serena Hotels Consumer services Travel & toruism Nairobi 1970 Tourism promotion services, hotels, resorts, KN: TPSE
Uchumi Supermarkets Consumer services Food retailers & wholesalers Nairobi 1975 KN: UCHM
Unga Group Consumer goods Food products Nairobi 1908 Flour milling, KN: UNGA
WPP-Scangroup Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Nairobi 1996 Advertising, KN: SCAN

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ethiopia GDP purchasing power 2010: 86 billion. Imf.org. 14 September 2006.
  2. ^ Kenya GDP purchasing power 2010: 66 Billion. Imf.org. 14 September 2006.
  3. ^ https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/airline/DCF#al_profile_tab_info
  4. ^ a b Kakuzi Limited: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
  5. ^ Sameer Africa Limited: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
  6. ^ Pascal Belda (2006). Kenya. MTH Multimedia S.L. pp. 121–. ISBN 978-84-933978-7-6.

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