Tag: industry

The Equator Bottlers Co. of Kisumu

The Equator Bottlers facility in Kisumu is one of the largest production and distribution points for the global Coca-Cola Co. in Africa. Even though major events have taken place in the history of Equator Bottlers since it started operating some decades ago, Equator Bottlers LTD has maintained a presence not only in Kisumu, but also... Read more »

Kisumu Cotton Mills (KICOMI)

One of the most well-known cotton ginneries in Africa is the Kisumu Cotton Mill, often known by the KICOMI acronym. It is well known because, according to Kisumu Museum curator Phoebe Awiti, KICOMI has played a major role in providing direct employment opportunities locally, and in the social and economic development of Kisumu. KICOMI is... Read more »

Living with the Hyacinth Weed

Titus Mula, a Kenyan fisherman, anxiously watched Lake Victoria from his home port of Kisumu. His apprehension was well founded as he observed the wind and waves carry a green mass across the surface of the water towards him. It was 2007, and Mula was keenly aware of the threat the weed posed to his... Read more »