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US Government Commits $10 Million to Support Kenya’s Pyrethrum Industry

July 10, 2023

In a significant move to bolster Kenya’s economy and empower local communities, a productive working lunch took place today between Acting Mission Director Sheila Roquitte, US Ambassador to Kenya, and Governor Susan Kihika. The meeting emphasized the tremendous potential for economic growth and development in Nakuru, sparking enthusiasm for further strengthening the partnership between the United States and Kenya.

During the launch, Acting Mission Director Sheila Roquitte and US Ambassador to Kenya participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for a state-of-the-art pyrethrum refinery, organized by Kentegra and Governor Susan Kihika. This groundbreaking initiative aims to benefit 90,000 smallholder farmers and underscores the commitment of the United States to ensure a prosperous future for Kenya.

Highlighting the depth of support for Kenya’s pyrethrum industry, the US Government has pledged a substantial investment of $10 million in financing for the new facility. This funding, provided through the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), will play a crucial role in transforming the sector and bring about economic stability and growth opportunities for numerous families and local communities.

The partnership between the United States and Kentegra represents a significant milestone in advancing Kenya’s pyrethrum industry. The new refinery will create jobs, empower smallholder farmers, and stimulate economic development in the region. This joint effort reinforces the commitment of both nations to foster a strong and sustainable economic partnership that benefits the people of Kenya.

The US Government’s substantial financial support for the pyrethrum refinery project signifies a long-term commitment to Kenya’s growth and prosperity. As the collaboration continues to flourish, it is anticipated that the impact will extend beyond economic stability, fostering an environment that nurtures innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development throughout the country.

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