A coffee factory will be constructed in Kakamega County after three European countries agreed to undertake the project at a cost of 3 billion shillings.
Sweden, Norway and Britain jointly formed the Scandinavian Care Foundation and are set to support counties from Western get value from coffee farming. The new factory has been registered as Wecohas Coffee Limited.
Governors Wycliffe Oparanya of Kakamega, Wilbur Ottichilo of Vihiga, Sospeter Ojaamong of Busia, Wycliffe Wangamati of Bungoma and Trans Nzoia’s Patrick Khaemba have endorsed the project.
This is part of the deal they signed recently. Wecohas Coffee Limited CEO for Western Region, Arnold Andabwa, says the Coffee Board of Kenya has given them the go ahead to construct the factory at Kibuma Coffee Factory.
Andabwa says the factory will be ready by June 2019 and will be milling 500,000 tonnes of coffee annually.