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. Kenya's territory lies on the equator and overlies the East African Rift covering a diverse and expansive terrain that extends roughly from Lake Victoria to Lake Turkana (formerly called Lake Rudolf) and further south-east to the Indian Ocean. Kenya covers 581,309 km2 (224,445 sq mi), and had a population of approximately 48 million people in January 2017.[1]

The capital, Nairobi, is a regional commercial hub. The economy of Kenya is the largest by GDP in East and Central Africa.[2][3] 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.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
98.4 Capital FM Consumer services Media Nairobi 1996 Radio
ABC Bank Financials Banks Nairobi 1981 Commercial bank
ALS – Aircraft Leasing Services Consumer services Travel & leisure Nairobi 1985 Regional airline
ARM Cement Limited Basic materials Basic resources Athi River 1974 Cement, fertilizers, minerals, mining, KN: ARM
Bamburi Cement Industrials Construction & materials Nairobi 1951 Cement, KN: BAMB
Carbacid Investments Basic materials Chemicals Nairobi 1961 Carbon dioxide, KN: CARB
Chase Bank Kenya Limited Financials Banks Nairobi 1996 Commercial bank
CMC Aviation Consumer services Travel & leisure Nairobi  ? Charter airline, defunct
Commercial Bank of Africa Financials Banks Nairobi 19662 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 Media Nairobi 2006 Radio station
Del Monte Kenya Consumer goods Food & beverage 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 Food & beverage Nairobi 1922 Beer, KN: EABL
Equity Group Holdings Limited Financials Banks Nairobi 1984 KN: EQTY
Eveready East Africa Consumer goods Personal goods Nairobi 1967 Batteries, disposable shavers, KN: EVRD
Jubilee Insurance Company Limited Financials Insurance Nairobi 1937 KN: JUB
Kakuzi Limited Consumer goods Food & beverage Thika[4] 1906[4] Coffee, tea, fruit, KN: KUKZ
KCB Group Limited Financials Banks Nairobi 1896 Banking, investments, KN: KCB
KenolKobil Oil & gas Oil & gas producers Nairobi 1959 Petroleum, KN: KENO
Kenya Airways Consumer services Travel & leisure Nairobi 1977 Flag airline, KN: KQNA
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Utilities Electricity Nairobi 1954 Electricity generation, KN: KEGN
Mobius Motors Consumer goods Automobiles Nairobi 2009 Automotive
Mumias Sugar Company Limited Consumer goods Food & beverage Nairobi 1971 Sugar estates and manufacture, KN: MSC
Nation Media Group Consumer services Media Nairobi 1959 Newspapers, magazines, radio, television, KN: NMG
Olympia Capital Holdings Industrials Construction & materials Nairobi 1968 Flooring, building materials, KN: OCH
Rea Vipingo Sisal Estate Consumer goods Food & beverage Nairobi 1939 Plantations, KN: REA
Safaricom Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Nairobi 1997 Mobile telephony, KN: SCOM
Sameer Group Industrials General industries Nairobi 1969[5] High tech, agribusiness, manufacturing, transport, KN: FIRE
Sasini Tea and Coffee Consumer goods Food & beverage Nairobi 1952[6] Tea, coffee, KN: SASN, part of Sameer Group
Serena Hotels Consumer services Travel & leisure Nairobi 1970 Tourism promotion services, hotels, resorts, KN: TPSE
Uchumi Supermarkets Consumer services Retail Nairobi 1975 KN: UCHM
Unga Group Consumer goods Food & beverage Nairobi 1908 Flour milling, KN: UNGA
WPP-Scangroup Consumer services Media Nairobi 1996 Advertising, KN: SCAN

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