List Of Cotton Ginneries In Kenya

This is a list of cotton ginneries in Kenya. Cotton ginneries are firms that mainly process cotton. This is where cotton fibers are separated from their seeds then later processed into useful cotton goods and products.

Kenya currently produces about 25,000 bales of cotton. This is way much below the current demand of approximately 200,000 bales. The rest of the cotton has to be imported from other neighbouring countries such as Tanzania and Uganda, to cover the huge deficit.

Cotton is grown by small scale farmers in semi-arid regions in the country. It is a drought-tolerant crop that requires moderate to light rainfall and a temperature of about 21°C to 27°C  to grow. It takes between 6 to 8 months to fully mature. It is usually sown between April to June and harvested from November to February.

The main cotton growing areas in Kenya include; Lamu, Machakos, Siaya, Homa Bay, Tana River, Embu, Kitui, Meru, Busia and Makueni.

Currently, there are very few cotton ginneries in the country. Most of the ginneries that were operational in the early years are no longer in business. Most of the ginneries collapsed due to a lack of raw materials as several farmers in the country abandoned growing cotton as a result of poor market prices and minimal government support.

Here is a list of cotton ginneries in Kenya.

1. Gaitu Ginnery

It is one of the largest cotton ginneries in Kenya.

Location: Meru

Contact: +254 64 31090

2. Malindi Ginneries Limited

Location: Malindi Town

Contact: +254 020 354 8823

3. Amukura Ginners Limited

Location: Teso South, Busia County

Contact: +254 055 774 71646

4. Kitui Ginnery

Location: Along Kitui-Kibwezi Road, Kitui County.

Contact: 0792 891 743

5. Asego Holdings Limited

Location: Homabay

Contact: +254 020 228 476, 71164

6. African Cotton Industries 

Contacts: 0712 422 777, 0722 465 222

Email: [email protected]

7. Luanda Ginnery

Location: Funyula, Busia County

Contact: +254 020 227 878

8. Makueni Ginners Ltd

Location: Makueni

Contact: +254 020 229 148

Email: [email protected]

9. Meru Ginnery Limited

Location: Meru

Contact: 0722 599 610

Email: [email protected]

10. Mpeketoni Ginnery

Location: Mpeketoni, Lamu County

Contact: +254 042 64056

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