Ugali is without a doubt the most well-liked staple food in Kenya. This explains why there are more maize flour milling companies across the country.
The nation’s high ugali consumption rates are mostly to blame for the rise in demand for maize flour. On July 18, the government issued a decree requiring a price cut of more than 50% on unga in response to rising basic commodity costs across the country.
The Kenyan millionaires, who are vital in choosing when and how this essential food item is distributed to the more than 48 million Kenyans dispersed around the country, are however poorly known.
The names of the people who started the country’s multibillion-dollar companies are listed below.
Most Kenyan families are familiar with the company’s well-known sifting maize meal brand Jogoo.
Important players in the management of the miller include the board chair, Isabella Ochola Wilson, and the group CEO, Nicholas Hutchinson.
2. Cupwell Industries Limited
Two of the companies’ premium brands of corn flour include Soko Maize Meal and Amaize.
Dalichand Shah serves as the company’s chairman. He started his career in the industry in 1962 when he joined his brothers in the bakery business. He founded the Capwell Group in 1999. Till 1996, he was employed there. The company offices are situated in Thika’s main business district.
3. Mombasa Maize Millers.
The company is one of Kenya’s largest maize and wheat millers, with facilities in Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Kitale, and Nakuru. It produces maize flour and goes by the trade names Ndovu, Cosmo, Bahari, and Swan.
Mohammed Islam Ali, a businessman from Mombasa, and his brother Ahmed Ali founded it in 1978. The business is connected to Mohammed Islam Ali’s family.
Another company worth mentioning is Alpha Grain Millers, which is based in Embakasi but was founded in Moyale in the 1970s as a distribution company.
4.Pembe Flour Mills Limited.
The well-known Pembe Maize Flour is created by one of Kenya’s top milling companies, which is renowned for regularly creating high-quality goods.
The organization’s manager is a resident of Tanzania named Riaz Jaffer.
5. United Millers Limited
The company makes Jambo Maize Meal, a consistently superior flour that has been fortified with important vitamins and minerals.
The company is owned by Kisumu-based businessman Sunil Shah.
The two basic ingredients of Kenyan food and cuisine are rice and maize meal. Ugali is often served as a stiff, white porridge that may be eaten with your hands or used as a bowl for dipping stews.
6.Giant Miller’s Limited.
Giant Millers Limited, a company with its headquarters in Kenya, manufactures, refines, and sells Canna Maize Flour. Its managing director is Agnes Irungu.