National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB)
NCPB, a corporate body, was enacted in 1985 and given monopoly powers to purchase, store, market and generally manage cereal grains and other produce in Kenya. Due to increased food production, in 1988 the government reduced the monopoly powers of NCPB and the Grains sector was fully liberalized in 1993.From 1996 to April 1998, the Kenya Government/World Bank funded NCPB Commercialization Project to transform NCPB into a commercially viable entity, free to make independent commercial decisions. NCPB has the following storage networks across the country;
Nairobi/Eastern Regional Office
Tel: 254 020 780384
Nairobi/Eastern Regional Office is located on Outer Ring road in Donhoolm / Embakasi area. It covers Nairobi province, parts of Central, Eastern and Rift Valley provinces. There are 17 depots but the main ones covered by this regional office include Nairobi Grain Silos, GCP, Thika, Loitokitok, LungaLunga and Kibwezi. The Nairobi Grain Silos can store bulk grains up-to 880,000 bags x 90kg, part of which is available for leasing at minimal charges. There are also conventional stores with a capacity of 100,000 bags x 90kgs part of which is available for warehousing.
South Rift Regional Office
Tel: 051 2212420
South Rift Regional Office is located in the Great Rift Valley, Nakuru Town. It covers 18 depots. The main ones covered include Nakuru, Kilgoris, Narok Silos, Kericho and Nyahururu. Products dealt with mainly are maize, wheat and beans.
The available facilities include; Silo complex for both maize and wheat storage in bulk, Cyprus bins and conventional stores for bagged products.
North Rift Regional Office
Tel: 053 2062098
North Rift Regional Office is located in the Great Rift Valley, in Eldoret Town, on Fursuval Road off the main Nakuru- Uganda-Nairobi. It covers 14 depots including 2 Silo Complexes. The main depots are Eldoret, Kitale, Moi’s Bridge, Turbo and Kapenguria. The space available is as follows; Bulk grain – 440,000 bags x 90kgs bagged products in silos and 1310,000 bags x 90kgs for bagged (packed) products in the conventional stores.
Lake/Western Regional Office
Tel: 057 2022364/2024889
Lake/Western Regional Office is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, in Kisumu City, on Nkrumah Road, off Kisumu Uganda highway. The offices are located at Kisumu Silo Complex. This region covers the Western and Nyanza provinces of Kenya which has 23 depots including 2 silos. The main depots include Kisumu, Bungoma, Kisii, Nyansiongo and Webuye. Main crops include maize, beans rice and millet.
Northern Regional Office
Tel: 068 30180
Northern Regional Office is located on Kamiu Road, off Embu – Masinga Highway in Embu town on the Southeastern slopes of Mount Kenya. Northern Regional office covers 19 depots. The main depots include Meru, Sagana, Kitui and Garissa. Main crops in these are rice, beans, millet, sorghum and green grams. Facilities include storage space of 100,000 bags capacity.
Coast Regional Office
Tel: 041 249 2491261
It is located on Mahindi Road, in Shimanzi Area in the Coastal town of Mombasa. Coast Regional Office covers 7 depots. The main depots are Mombasa, Changamwe and Voi. Facilities include storage capacity of 190,000 bags.