- The $44-million Naitiri Sugar Company, which started milling in May, would produce at least 6,000 tonnes of sugar per day.
- The establishment of the plant also guarantees the possibility of increasing the supply of sugar in the country and cutting cheap imports.
From how things are going in Kenya, it wouldn’t be too fantastic to declare 2022 as a year of breakthroughs, considering the many milestones the country’s super business people have begun erecting.
Take the billionaire Rai family, for example. The launch of their fourth milling plant this year has positioned them as the leading sugar manufacturer in Kenya, from a combined capacity of the existing three mills of West Kenya, Olepito, and Sukari.
The $44-million Naitiri Sugar Company, which started milling in May, would produce at least 6,000 tonnes of sugar per day. The establishment of the plant will also operate as an extension of West Kenya Sugar Company - one of the many entities run by the family as part of its effort to widen its dominance of the sugar industry in East Africa.