Collaborations and Partnerships


In the implementation of its mandate, KIE LTD has in the recently partnered with various institutions including:

  1. The only Government Agency engaged in disbursement -Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF) and Women Enterprise Fund (WEF)
  2. Partnered with UNDP and Ministry of Trade to establish District Business Solution Centers (DBSCs) as Centres of Excellence for Entrepreneurship training and development;
  3. Trained over 30,000 grassroot (constituency levels) entrepreneurs through partnership with Constituency Development Funds (CDFs);
  4. Agreement of Mutual Cooperation between Kenya Industrial Estates and the National Small Industries Corporation of India to facilitate transfer of Indian technology and skills to Kenyan MMSMIs;
  5. Signed an MoU with Kenya Coconut Development Authority (KCDA) for exploiting the industrial potential of the coconut crop in the Coast Province and other parts of the country.This programme is expected to generate linkages and jobs;
  6. Implementation of the Core Poverty Programme under the Ministry of Industrialization;
  7. Partnership with the Ministry of State for the Development of Northern Kenya and other Arid Areas in economic profiling and identifying viable business opportunities in the region;
  8. KIE LTD has established collaborative partnerships with other institutions including Micro and Small Enterprise Department (MSED) of Ministry of Labour and Manpower Development, all Regional Development Authorities, Universities and Research Institutes, KCDA, KEBS, EPZA, NEMA, ILO, First Community Bank and Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre.

KIE Achievements

KIE LTD has supported the growth and development of various Micro, Small and Medium Industries countrywide through the:

  1. Development of 32 industrial estates with over 500 sheds. Through privatization, Kenyan entrepreneurs have been enabled to own industrial sheds in prime locations countrywide.
  2. Creation of wealth worth over Kshs. 16 billion of through the lending programme, which addresses regional imbalances. Over 80% of assisted projects are in the rural areas; while 30% of loans disbursed support women-owned enterprises.
  3. Creation and sustenance of over 500,000 jobs;
  4. Value addition of Kshs. 12 billion to primary goods mainly agricultural produce;
  5. Taxes amounting to Kshs. 4 billion paid to the exchequer;
  6. Provision of Business Development Services to over 200,000 entrepreneurs;
  7. Facilitation of subcontracting and exchange linkages between micro small and medium and small and medium to large enterprises;
  8. Financing over 30,000 entrepreneurs since 1967
  9. Investment of over Kshs. 6 billion in the MSMI sector countrywide