Trans-Nzoia County is found in the larger Rift Valley region and is one of the counties with amazing investment opportunities that go untapped.
If you have some cash and you are looking for somewhere to invest, then head down to Trans-Nzoia and don’t forget to start with their headquarters, Kitale town.
Trans-Nzoia County is largely an agricultural county. The county still enjoys the presence of large tracks of land, owned by individuals who rarely use them.
Some areas within the county such as Namanjalala and Kolongolo have large pieces of fertile lands whose potential has not been fully utilized.
Where to invest in Trans-Nzoia County:
Do Crop Farming
Trans-Nzoia has fertile soils that support the growth of crops. The region receives a high amount of rainfall annually.
90 percent of farmers in Trans-Nzoia County plant maize both on large-scale and small-scale. Planting maize for a new investor will not be such a good idea.
Most farmers in the county are abandoning the planting of maize because the prices are often low during harvest seasons. What farmers need is someone who can buy their crop. Here is where an opportunity lies.
If you have some cash, start buying maize from farmers (at a reasonable price) and sell it to other counties or even countries. Every year, hundreds of thousands of bags of maize go to waste in the county for lack of buyers.
Start a Milling Company
The county is rich with maize. Start a company/factory that can turn it into different products.
The majority of Kenyans love ugali and maize flour just sells like a hotcake. Invest in machines, set up a factory, start buying maize from farmers and milling it into maize flour.
The market for your products will be huge both within and without the county. What is more, the county government is ready to support investors in the county. They might just give you free land to set up a factory, provided you employ the locals.
Start Dairy Farming
Majority of farmers in the county are also dairy farmers. Despite that, the demand for milk is still higher than the supply. You can also start keeping dairy cows.
You can also set up a milk processing plant. The county has lots of milk from farmers and they will be willing to sell it to you at an affordable price.
You can also set up and start selling fodder to farmers who want to feed their dairy cows. In fact, the demand is so high that some farmers buy fodder from Eldoret town (another county).
Start a Construction Company
Trans-Nzoia County is still developing. Investors are increasingly moving into their headquarters, Kitale town and construction services are on high demand.
The county government is also setting up structures and improving infrastructural capacities of the county. If you have what it takes, and you have the machines, approach the county government and apply for a tender.
Set up Rentals and Hostels
As Kitale town continues to open up, demand for houses has grown tremendously. Houses for rent are on high demand.
Universities and colleges are setting up branches within the town and students are increasingly looking for hostels. Setting up affordable hostels will surely give you leverage over other players.
Set up a Hides and Skins Plant
The county is among the largest contributor to Kenya’s livestock sector. However, the hides and skins (leather) sector is largely underutilized. Farmers are always looking for someone to buy their hides and skins.
Due to the abundant supply of raw materials, you can set up a shoe-making factory and turn the materials into fine finished products.
Hotels and Guest Rooms
Trans-Nzoia County receives thousands of visitors annually with some being tourists visiting parks.
As already mentioned, the accommodation in the county is still wanting. There are few luxury hotels in the county as well as guest rooms.
If you are a small-scale Investor, don’t give up. There are amazing investment opportunities for you within the county that can make you thousands of shillings as you enjoy life.
You can invest in:
This is a virgin sector that is yet to be fully utilized. The majority of residents in the county still keep poultry on small-scale for food with few of them doing it for commercial purposes.
The good things Ng about poultry farming is that it requires a small piece of land and if we’ll plan and maintained, the earnings from it are amazing.
You can also start a hatchery. Farmers within and without the county are increasingly looking for both eggs and chicks to buy. You can start buying eggs from farmers and hatching them into chicks then selling them thereafter.