Development of SME Parks



This project involves the development of five small and medium enterprise (SME) industrial parks in key urban centres.



Not Started/Behind Schedule
Implementing Ministry (MDAS):
Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism.
MTP Target:
Development of 5 Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) parks.
Annual Target:
Build SME parks in Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret and Kisumu


A pilot metal SME park will be located in Nairobi due to the proximity to most important markets.

A pilot agro-processing SME park will be located in Eldoret because of the location in high potential agricultural area and access to an airport. The ministry is has acquired 135 acres from ICDC in Eldoret.

Another agro-processing SME park which targets processing of fruit juices and vegetables oils will be located in Mombasa. 20 Acres acquired in Taita Taveta.

Another SME park will be located in Kisumu for agro-processing of vegetables, horticulture, fish processing, and fruit processing. Land Negotiations ongoing.

The other SME Park will be located at Nakuru. Negotiation for acquisition of land with  Egerton University are ongoing.
Nairobi Industrial and Technology Park: A joint venture with JKUAT who have provide the 32 Acres land. A project proposal has been developed, a work plan and a zoning concept.

This flagship project has been expanded to 47 SME parks covering all the 47 Counties.


To harness international commerce opportunities by establishing processing parks in five strategic locations with rich raw materials hinterlands.


  • Creation of jobs.
  • Creation of related industries.
  • Increased economic activity in SME Park areas.
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