Inaugural Kakamega International Investment Conference (KAIICO 2024) Folds Up In Style

By Andanje Wakhungu

The Kakamega International Investment Conference (KAIICO 2024) came to its conclusion at the end of last week with the signing of 22 MoUs with various strategic investors poised to unlock the untapped potential in Kenya’s “Green Jewel.” These partnerships entail the establishment of industries, market access, promotion of products from Kakamega, raw materials for various industries, energy solutions, the provision of essential services such as water and healthcare, and environmental conservation efforts, among others.

National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula, who was the chief guest, urged investors to seize the available opportunities in the county for investment. The NA speaker also expressed the national government’s goodwill towards making Kakamega an investment hub.

Senate Speaker Amason Kingi emphasised the importance of agro-industries and encouraged investors to consider Kakamega as a prime destination for investors. In closing, the governor, Mr Fernandes Barasa, extended gratitude to all attendees for exploring the investment prospects showcased at the inaugural Kakamega International Investment Conference.

Also, present were PS James Muhati (Economic Planning) and Dr Juma Mukhwana (Industrialization), CRA Commissioner Hadija Nganyi, LREB CEO Mr. Victor Nyagaya, Members of Parliament, MCAs, and county officials, among other esteemed delegates.