List Of Things To Sell To University Students In Kenya

In this article, we are going to look at things that you can sell to university students in Kenya. Kenya has 22 public universities, 14 chartered private universities and 13 universities with Letter of Interim Authority.

These universities have created employment opportunities for many. They have also greatly contributed to the growth of most businesses in or within the university premises, either run by the university students or members of the public.

Here is a list of things you can sell to university students in Kenya.


Most university students spend their free time watching movies, especially during weekends. You can set up a movie shop with the latest collection of movies and series. It is a lucrative business that can earn you a steady income.


A university is an institution of higher learning which also requires students to be equipped with the necessary stationery like pens, books, files, foolscaps, envelopes, printing papers, rulers, e.t.c. You can set up a stationery shop with all the required items for convenience.


Most university students are known to be fashion lovers. You can sell second-hand clothes which are easily affordable for the students. You can easily get stylish second-hand clothes or ‘mtumba’ from the famous Gikomba market at cheap prices. You can earn a fortune by selling such second-hand clothes, in particular, ladies wear as ladies are known to buy clothes regularly unlike men.

4.Electronics and accessories

Students love electronics, in particular, music systems and mobile phones. Other electronics and accessories you can sell to university students include iron boxes, decoders, flash disks, heaters, CDs, DVDs, TVs, e.t.c.


You can sell foods and snacks such as cakes, mandazis, samosa, chapati, biscuits, fresh juice, boiled eggs, sausages and smokies. Boiled eggs and smokies really sell amongst university students. You can consider just selling boiled eggs and smokies/sausages. This is a very competitive business to venture in. Thus you need to package your food in a way that will entice the students to buy.

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This may sound funny but you can earn a fortune out of it. Most students spend so much time on the internet and would look for other cheaper means of connecting to the internet other than using WiFi.


This mostly targets students who reside outside the university premises or in rentals. You can set up a workshop that sells basics such as beds, tables, chairs, clothes rack, e.t.c.

8.Cutlery and other utensils

You can sell basic utensils and cutlery like spoons, knives, forks, plates, cups, sufurias,e.t.c.

9.Alcoholic drinks

Most university students are over 18 years and a majority take alcohol/ love drinking, especially when they get the famous boom from HELB. However, before you venture into this business, you need to abide by the rules and regulations of setting up an alcoholic joint. The most important thing is to get the required licenses and permits from relevant authorities.

10.Perfumes and makeups

These are very important essentials for campus ladies. Perfume and makeup business can earn you a good income as most ladies would fork out any amount to look presentable and attractive.

Zack Abuyeka

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