A leading Kenyan investment group has today become the latest entrant into Nyandarua County’s economy.
Centum, an agribusiness investment company whose main shareholders include billionaire Mr. Chris Kirubi and the Industrial and Commercial Development Company (ICDC), has bought 120 acres of land at Tumaini trading center, in Ol’Kalou sub-county.
“We are focusing on horticulture. We would like to plant chives, terragon, parsley, rosemary, coriander, mint, lemon grass, dill, and vegetables,’ said the group’s director, Mr. Fred Murimi, at a meeting today with the County Government of Nyandarua in Ol’Kalou.
The crops are to be grown both in greenhouses and the open field.
“We plan to dedicate 17 hectares for export. Two tonnes of the produce will go towards export,” he said.
A processing plant, he added, will be included in the project, which will start in the next three months.
The first phase of the project is expected to cost Kshs. 370 million.