OUR STORY.

Kenya Industrial Estates.

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are strategic drivers of socio-economic transformation in developing nations. In Kenya’s Vision 2030 blueprint, growth of the manufacturing sector is among the six drivers of the Kenyan economy under the economic pillar. Sustainable Development Goal number nine identifies building of resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation as key sustainable development. MSMEs play a critical role in job creation and wealth generation in all sectors of Kenya’s economy.

Kenya Industrial Estates (KIE) is a parastatal and a development finance institution (DFI) in the Ministry of Co-operatives and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development established by the Government of Kenya to champion the development of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) throughout the country with focus on clustering of industries, entrepreneurship development and value addition to locally available raw materials.

The mandate of KIE involves: facilitating the industrial sector by promoting entrepreneurship; providing medium and long term development finance to indigenous MSME and incubation of MSMEs countrywide to facilitate their survival and growth. It indeed facilitates the graduation of micro and small enterprises to medium and large enterprises commonly known as the “Missing Middle’’ as well as facilitating rural industrial development.

KIE conducts SME incubation at its industrial sheds/SME Parks and estates. Enterprises within the incubators are able to access a pool of shared support services to reduce overhead/production costs (e.g. water, electricity, waste disposal, security services, training centres/halls and exhibition halls), management and technical assistance which involve skills upgrading, marketing and advisory services; networking services which creates synergy between client firms and associations, and also acquisition of machinery/equipment and financial support services.

SME credit finance involves providing affordable finance for value addition to individual entrepreneurs, small & medium companies as well as youth and women groups for purchase of machinery, equipment and working capital either for expansion, modernization or rehabilitation focusing on the company’s priority sectors. The amount provided per enterprise is Ksh. 100,000 up to a maximum Ksh. 20,000,000 at subsidized/non- commercial interest rate (10% p.a.). The maximum repayment period is up to 8 years inclusive of a grace period of 3 – 12 months.

In addition, KIE offers Business Advisory Services (BAS) to ensure success and growth of its incubation programme, the agency recruits potential entrepreneurs countrywide through sensitization seminars such as Seminar on Business Opportunities (SBOs) and client orientation programmes (COPs). Other BAS services offered include; undertaking feasibility studies, preparation of business plans, project implementation/supervision/monitoring, entrepreneurial and management training, rehabilitation/ expansion and repositioning/modernization of projects, business counselling and need assessment of SMEs;

KIE also facilitates sub – contracting /linkages in an effort to address various MSME constraints such as access to market for their products, the agency facilitates and enhances the establishment of linkages between the small, medium and the large-scale enterprises. The sole objective of linkages and subcontracting is to nurture small and medium enterprises through technology transfer from the large enterprises; KIE upgrades the technology and standards of the SMEs through equipment upgrading, apprenticeship training and provision of working capital to enable them meet the requirements of the large enterprises.

The agency focuses its activities on the following priority sectors which are labour intensive and critical for youth employment: agro-processing; leather and leather products; textile and apparels; wood / furniture & metal fabrication; electrical and electronics among others. The sectors have identified as critical in the Big Four Agenda and Vision 2030.
KIE’s outreach of 37 branches and SME Parks spread across the country ensures the company’s products and services reach a wider customer base.

Our People

Management Team.

Board Chairperson

Hon Lily C. Ng’ok

Hon Lily C. Ng’ok is a strong and firm leader with rich experience in various leadership positions.

She is the Immediate Former Deputy Governor, Kericho County and also the county Minister for Education. In the County, she impacted greatly on the service delivery and transformation of education in the county.

She is a seasoned educationist having served as dean of students and lecturer at the Kisii University where she contributed immensely to the development of the University.

Her excellency lily Ng’ok also has had a celebrated teaching career in various high schools in Kenya. She has also served in other responsible positions including Board Chair and Board member in many schools.

She is engaged in various Community activities including sponsoring over 83 high school students and currently sponsoring 30 students, a women leader leading operation okoa mlevi in Bureti Constituency, supporting vulnerable single women. She has also participated in church activities in the women Ministry of SDA church in the Kericho County.

She is also well travelled having visited countries like the USA, Canada, China, Australia, south Africa, Nigeria, Egypt and all the East Africa Countries.

Hon. Ng’ok Holds a Master’s Degree (Arts) from the Northwestern University, USA and a Bachelor’s Degree Arts (Education) from Egerton University. She is also pursuing her PhD studies.

She is married with three children.

 

 

 

Principal Secretary

Hon. Susan Mang’eni

Acting Managing Director

CPA Charles M. Mativo

CPA Charles Mativo is an Accountant by profession and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from KCA University. He is a Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

He is a highly motivated Finance professional with over 30 years’ experience with excellent analytical, conceptual and human skills. He has extensive knowledge in accounting systems, data analysis, budget preparation and implementation, strategy formulation and financial reporting. He has track record in leading cross-functional teams to achieve organizational goals and has excellent inter-personal skills. He joined the company in 1985.

Board Member

Emma Wangari Wainaina

Emma Wangari Wainaina is a resourceful and articulate leader with commitment to social, academic and professional development of the society.

She holds a bachelor of Commerce Management from Gretsa University and a higher diploma in Business Administration from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and a higher diploma in Accounting from Zetech College.

Madam Emma has vast experience on matters finance and has worked as an accountant in various Enterprises.

She is a member of the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) flagship youth network, Generation Democracy, a network of 280 members and 50 alumni from 80 countries which provides access to opportunities that increase their capacity to effectively mobilize young people, champion democratic reform, as well as tackle barriers to meaningful youth participation to build more resilient, responsive, and inclusive democracies

Board Member

Alex Wamalwa

With over 9 years of legal expertise, Wamalwa, a practicing advocate of the High Court of Kenya, specializes in empowering Micro, Small and Medium Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) through commercial law and policy development. His proficiency spans diverse areas, including business formation, contract drafting, intellectual property, regulatory compliance, employment law, dispute resolution, taxation, data protection, consumer protection, credit access, and trans-border transactions. Collaborating closely with SMMEs, Wamalwa provides strategic legal counsel, enabling businesses to navigate complexities and foster innovation. His proactive approach involves shaping policies in collaboration with government and private sectors, creating a conducive environment for SMMEs’ growth and sustainable success in the dynamic commercial landscape

Board Member

Patricia Chelimo Chuma

Patricia Chelimo Chuma is a seasoned Information Scientist she holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Science from Moi University and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations in Kenyatta University. Patricia has worked in various corporate institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s). She brings rich experience of over 10 years, steadfast leadership, innovative thinking and strategic thinking that will be instrumental in ensuring that organization goals are achieved.

Board Member

Antony Kaara

Antony Kaara is an accomplished governance and communication expert specializing in political communication and strategy formulation. With a degree in Communication and Political Science from the esteemed University of Nairobi, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Antony has honed his expertise in strategic planning, policy development, and public relations. His ability to craft comprehensive strategies and engage stakeholders shapes policies and drives impactful governance processes. With a resolute commitment to excellence, Antony leverages his analytical abilities and passion for policy shaping to contribute to effective governance practices. His track record of success demonstrates his dedication to driving positive change, making him a valuable asset in shaping policies and enhancing governance processes for organizations and society as a whole.

Board Member

Albert Memusi

Albert Memusi is a seasoned Governance and Communication Consultant with over 15 years of experience in the political and governmental sectors. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Albert has honed his expertise in strategic communication development, political analysis, and program management. Throughout his career, Albert has demonstrated a remarkable ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders, ensuring accurate representation and dissemination of information through meticulous media monitoring and liaison efforts. His proactive approach to staying abreast of current political developments enables him to provide valuable recommendations to enhance governance practices and communication effectiveness. Albert’s leadership roles include serving as the Communications Director Jubilee Party and Executive Director of the Party of National Unity, where he spearheaded operational management efforts resulting in a significant increase in efficiency and cost savings. His tenure saw a notable improvement in program satisfaction among stakeholders, achieved through meticulous planning and execution. Prior to his consultancy roles, Albert held key positions in various political parties, contributing to the implementation of successful programs and fostering effective collaboration with government departments. His commitment to excellence and dedication to fostering positive change make him a valuable asset to any governance and communication initiative. Albert holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from the University of Nairobi, along with diploma in Finance and Accounting and Computer Studies from Zetech College and IAT Nairobi, respectively. He has also engaged in consultation activities with prominent political parties and government ministries, further enriching his expertise in political governance and communication.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Albert is actively involved in community engagement initiatives and has served in advisory roles for environmental conservation efforts.

Board Member

Yere Nyencho

holds a Diploma in Business Administration and has experience in administrative duties with a wide experience in Management and administration. She is also an entrepreneur with acumen skills.

She has lead and collaborated with diverse teams with varying skills and perspectives. She has been involved in bringing people together through communication and respectful discourse.

She has served in different capacities in various organizations including in the Arid Lands Resource Management in Marsabit as an Inventory Manager and the Liberty Insurance as an Accounts assistant.

Board Member

Bernard Maina

is a seasoned Civil leader and highly skilled with high Professional and social skills. He has previously served as an elected Councilor, Kanyu Ward, Nyeri County where he represented the community to other tiers of Government. He was also involved in Planning, at the local level, for the development and future needs of the area as well as providing for the welfare, wellbeing, and interests of the community.

He is the current Secretary General of the African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa (AIPCA). He has also served in various capacities including Chair of the Board of Management, Gathunguru Girls High School. He holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the Institute of Shipping and Management Studies and a Diploma in Clearing and forwarding.

Manager, Corporate Strategy and Planning

Monica C. Kotut

Mrs. Monica Kotut is currently the Manager, Corporate Strategy and Planning. She holds an MBA (HR Option) from Kenyatta University; Bachelor of Arts from Moi University and Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Human Resource management (IHRM).  She is member of the Institute of Human Resource management. She joined KIE in 1994 as a Projects Officer and rose through the ranks to the current position.

Manager, Business Advisory Services

Joseph Otieno Ayieko

Mr. Joseph Otieno Ayieko is the Manager in charge of Business Advisory Services that has the portfolio of Entrepreneurship Training, Resource Mobilization, Consultancy and Partnership & Collaborations. Mr. Ayieko has over 30 years in KIE working in the Branches and Head Office. Over the years Mr. Ayieko has built a solid foundation for Business Advisory Services for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises at KIE. In addition, he is a consultant and entrepreneurship trainer on sustainable rural economic empowerment, fluent in building and managing high performing teams, partnership relationship management and a trained Environmental Impact and Environmental Audit Assessor.

Mr. Ayieko holds a MSc in Entrepreneurship from Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, Bachelor of Business Administration with Information Technology from Maseno University, Diploma in Community-Based Project Planning and Management from Kenya Institute of Social Work, Diploma in Cooperative Audit from Cooperative University of Kenya, CPA- (Part II). He is also a Certified ILO Trainer on Gender and Entrepreneurship, Master Trainer on Quality and Productivity Improvement, Certified in Strategic Management and Leadership. Mr. Ayieko is a full-time member of Eastern Africa Network for Gender and Enterprise Development Trust, International SME Loop Association and JICA Ex-Participants Alumni of Kenya (JEPAK).

Finance Manager

CPA Charles M. Mativo

CPA Charles Mativo is an Accountant by profession and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from KCA University. He is a Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

He is a highly motivated Finance professional with over 30 years’ experience with excellent analytical, conceptual and human skills. He has extensive knowledge in accounting systems, data analysis, budget preparation and implementation, strategy formulation and financial reporting. He has track record in leading cross-functional teams to achieve organizational goals and has excellent inter-personal skills. He joined the company in 1985.

Manager, Industrial Estates Development & Incubations services

Churchill W. Achika

Mr Churchill Achika holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. He is currently pursuing Masters of Business Management degree at United States International University. He has extensive knowledge in engineering, manufacturing and facilities management having served in various managerial roles at East African Breweries Limited. He is a registered engineer and a member of the Project Management Institute. He joined KIE in the year 2021.

Manager, Operations

Reginald Kimanthi

Mr. Reginald Kimanthi is an economist by profession and holds a BA in Cooperative Management from Kenyatta University. He began his career with KIE in 1986 as a Projects Officer and has since advanced through the ranks to become a Branch Manager, Regional Manager, Head of Department, and is now the Manager, Operations.

Manager, Internal Audit

CPA Teobard Mugo

Mr. Teobard Mugo, a seasoned Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from KCA University, is a Certified Public Accountant and an esteemed member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). With a rich professional background, he has been an integral part of The Kenya Industrial Estates since 1994, assuming a pivotal role as the head of the Internal Audit Department.

In addition to his CPA qualification and ICPAK affiliation, Mr. Teobard Mugo is also a proud member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). His extensive experience and commitment to excellence make him a valuable asset to the organization.

Manager, Credit Department

Dr. Doreen K. Kimathi

Dr. Doreen K. Kimathi, PhD is the Manager in charge of Credit/Lending function at KIE. With over 18 years of experience in banking and finance, Dr. Kimathi has built a solid foundation in financial investing and lending management. Additionally, she is proficient in entrepreneurship development, building and managing high performing teams, operations optimization, corporate governance, stakeholder relationship management and financial management. Her career journey has been diverse and multifaceted, spanning development finance, banking, business consultancy, higher learning institutions and micro-finance.

Dr. Kimathi holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), an MBA (Strategic Management) from USIU-Africa and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Banking and Finance) from Kenyatta University. She has attended several professional and personal development courses. Doreen is also a full member of Kenya Institute of Management and Women on Boards Network. She joined KIE in 2017.

Manager, Risk Management

Moses Miano

Mr. Moses Miano is a corporate risk specialist and strategist in communicating risk policies and processes for enterprises through research and skilful handling and interpreting data. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Nairobi University and a Bachelor’s degree in science from Egerton University. He is a certified trainer of trainers in First aid and fire Marshal and also a graduate from Institute of Advanced technology. He joined KIE in 2021 from Absa Bank Kenya ltd where he was a risk manager

Manager, ICT

Dennis G. Ong’aria

Mr. Dennis G. Ong’aria is an ICT practitioner licensed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology and a Diploma in Information Systems Management. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Information Technology (MSc IT) at JKUAT.

He joined KIE in November 2021 as Manager ICT

He has over 8 years ICT Management experience in various State Agencies.

Manager, Human Resources and Administration

Esther M. Mbula

Esther Mbula is currently the Manager, Human Resources and Administration. She holds a Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management) from Kenyatta University; Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from The Catholic University of Eastern Africa; Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Human Resource Management and Certified Human Resource Professional Kenya, CHRP (K) from the Human Resource Management Professionals Examinations Board (HRMPEB).  She is a Full Member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM). She joined KIE in September 2021 as the Human Resources and Administration, Manager.

Manager, Legal Services & Company Secretary

Charity Ndeke

Charity Ndeke is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 11 years post admission experience in the legal profession with expertise in Conveyancing, Litigation, Contracts and Commercial Law. She is a member of the Law Society of Kenya. She is also a Certified Secretary (CS) and a member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries. She is also a Governance, Ethics, Risk and Compliance expert.

She holds a Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management) from the University of Nairobi, a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the University of Nairobi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law (KSL).

She Joined Kenya Industrial Estates in 2015.

OUR IMPACT.

Social Economic Impact of the Organization.

  • Financed over 25,000 MSMEs across the country;

  • Created over 150,000 direct jobs and over 750,000 indirect jobs.

  • Trained over 400,000 entrepreneurs.

  • Created over 5,000 linkages within and across sectors.

  • Supported over 7,000 youth and women owned enterprises.

  • Financed over 25,000 MSMEs across the country;