The number of private companies is continually surging, opening more opportunities for the Kenyan market. According to statistics, private investment sector has attracted several investors both locally and internationally. As a result, Kenya has registered many private companies which have greatly contributed to the overall economic growth of Kenya and East African Countries. Key firms in the Kenyan private sector include;
This is a telecommunication company committed to transforming the lives of its subscribers through reliable network and internet connection services. Safaricom is the chief telecommunication company in Kenya with a relatively high market share compared to its close competitors.
East African Breweries Limited is a privately held company with a high presence rate across the East African market. EABL is one of the key market players in the manufacturing, distribution, and selling of brewery products in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
This is a privately held Kenyan company with primary investments in flour business and milling. The company also manufactures animal feeds and human nutrition products. Unga Group has a high presence in Kenya and Uganda.
Equity Group Holdings Limited
This is one of the rapidly growing bankers in Kenya and the larger East African community. Equity is privately held and corporate managed. Equity Bank has its main headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The firm was first established in 1984 as a small financial firm.
Kakuzi is one of the fastest growing consumer good company that deals with food products and other services. Some of the company’s main products include tea, coffee, and fruits. Kakuzi Limited in found in Thika, Kenya.
International Companies in Kenya
International companies are important in the economic and developmental stability of Kenya. For the past two decades, international companies have greatly helped and partnered with local firms and organizations in addressing national challenges that are not limited to food security, health, hygiene, and water in marginalized areas. This has continually been made possible through disaster management initiatives and planning.
World Bank Group
This company is found at Hill Park Building, Upper Hill Road, along Kenyatta Golf Course. World Bank Group plays an important role in African countries particularly in Kenya. It is for this reason that it is one of the economic ambassadors in the country. World Bank Kenya is in full favor of vision 2030, a development strategy projected to enhance resource management, address resource scarcity, attain sustainable growth, and lower rampant inequalities in different sectors.
International Committee of the Red Cross
This organization is found in Kenya along Denis Pritt Rd in Nairobi town, opposite Total Petrol Station. International Committee of the Red Cross is wholly governed by council delegates and executive directorate. The management comprises of 25-co-opted Swiss nationality members. Peter Maurer who is the president of ICRC also chairs the governing council.
European Investment Bank
This is another iconic international organization found at Africa Re Centre along Hospital Road in Upper Hill, Nairobi. EIB is a successful European Union’s Bank owned at the interest of European Union Member States. The firm executes its mandate in close consultation with other European high-end institutions interested in policy implementation. EIB has emerged top as a multi-lateral lender and borrower. The firm provides skills and financial help for clients interested in sustainable project implementation. The firm runs an excess of 90% of its activities in Europe even with their intensive global investments.
African Union Inter African Bureau for Animal Resources
This firm is in Nairobi at Museum Hill along Westlands Road. The company is exceedingly committed to eradicating hunger and poverty from Africa through meaningful resource exploitation. AU-IBAR is mainly focused on exploiting animal resources through supporting and empowerment programs for all Regional Economic Communities and AU Member states. AU-IBAR is keen to advocate for public health and animal health, animal resource management, exploration of animal resource investments, dissemination of information and knowledge to member states, and offering necessary support.
Other Major International Companies in Kenya include;
European Union Delegation to the Republic of Kenya
This company directly represents the European Union in Kenya. It closely monitors economic, political, and commercial progress within the country. Further, the company oversees other vital areas of interest between Kenya and EU with the primary goal of fostering the relationship between the two countries.
Multinational Companies Kenya
Large corporations are progressively venturing into the African market. Most of them have already set up their headquarters in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. Nairobi, Kenya, has registered a higher rate of attracting multinational companies because of its developed infrastructure, high human talents, and political neutrality.
This is an example of a multi-national internet company that has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The company has invested over $100 million in close partnership with Mitsui & Co., Ltd, and International Finance Corporation. These companies recently signed an agreement to start investing in broadband infrastructure. The new deal is seeking to promote African internet supply by streamlining wholesale metro fiber optic cable. CSquared already has an operating network in Ghana and Uganda. This connectivity will soon be deployed to other states under the new agreement signed by Google LLC.
This is a vibrant multinational company with its Kenyan headquarters found at I&M Bank House. Microsoft Kenya serves an array of other countries that include Eritrea, Burundi, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda among others.
Microsoft Kenya offers software, devices, and other service solutions essential for commercial excellence. Microsoft is keen on letting its consumers obtain higher performance results regardless of their area of ability. With Microsoft, it is possible to integrate more efficient systems and reduce of resource wastage. Some of Microsoft affiliates include Microsoft Mobile Oy which is one of the company’s subsidiary. Microsoft Kenya has a primary agenda of empowering every Kenyan to realize more results within their scope of operations.
IBM is a pioneering multinational company committed to offering products and services to every person on the planet. Some of the company’s products include commerce, analytics, IT Infrastructure, cloud, mobile, security, industrial solutions, and cognitive which is exclusive in the United States of America. With IBM Kenya, many firms are now able to use data more efficiently in computing practices for commercial success.
Coca-Cola is a brand family with production plants fairly distributed across the country. The company is among the key economic players in soft drink preparation and distribution across the globe. Coca-Cola Kenya is exceedingly thriving and much contributing to the overall growth of Kenya.
Airtel is a telecommunication company serving several states across the globe with voice communication, messaging, and internet services among others. The company has its regional headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
Registered Companies in Kenya
There are many registered companies in Kenya, most of which have their main and regional offices in Nairobi.
This is a financial institution which was first established in 1981 as a commercial Bank.
This is a Kenyan company under industrialization sector. The company mainly produces cement as the main product among other building materials and fixtures. The company was established in 1951 and its main headquarters in Nairobi.
This is a registered consumer service firm which mainly serves the airline industry. The company was established in 1961 and runs from its headquarters in Nairobi.
Commercial Bank of Africa
This is a well-known banking institution that serves the Kenyan market. The firm offers several financial services in the banking sector. The company began in 1962.
Del Monte Kenya
This company produces, distributes, and sells consumer goods. Del Monte cultivates pineapples and manufactures other food products through its Thika headquarters.
New Companies in Kenya
Kenya is a successful economic destination for most investors and local business people regardless of their scale of operation. The enabling environment has increasingly attracted several new companies to the market. Some of the features new companies include;
Diamond Property Merchants Ltd
This is a real estate company that sells off lands with the primary goal of making more Kenyans property owners. With the help of this company, it takes at most three years for the buyer to develop their plot into a home.
Advanta Africa Limited
This is a technological company offering unique services in digital support. This company was first set up in 2008 to serve the easy African market. The firm is rapidly growing as its East African network coverage expands beyond the ordinary.
Izmir Enterprises Limited
Izmir Enterprises is a reliable company in providing quality personal protection equipment and products. The company has gained popularity for its high-quality products, efficiency, and diversity of products. For the record, the company covers a total of fifty brands. Izmir mainly offers its services to governmental and non-governmental institutions.
General Cargo Services Ltd
General Cargo Group offers an array of services that include transport solutions and logistics in Kenya.
Polygon Logistics Limited
Polygon logistics limited offers logistic solutions for people and organizations in Kenya. The firm is now focused on expanding their services to the international market