The Star (Kenya)
Sh1bn milk factory to benefit 6,000 Nyandarua farmers
The Nyandarua dairy sector received a major boost on Thursday after Sh1 billion milk processing plant, Ziara Dairy, roared to life in Magomano.
The factory was commissioned by Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia.
Ziara Dairy general manager James Kamau said after noticing the opportunity, Kurji Akbar visited Kimemia and “found an enabling environment due to good investment policy in the county”.
The plant initially targets more than 6,000 farmers drawn from Wanjohi, Miharati, Geta, Njireti, Manunga, among other areas in Kipipiri and areas surrounding Ol Kalou town.
Kamau said the factory can process 100,000 litres of milk daily and has started collecting from farmers in small quantities before rolling out full production. He said the factory is directly employing 300 residents and will also source all other required materials and services locally.