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Kenya National Trading Corporation

About Us
The Kenya National Trading Corporation Ltd is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investement, mandated to act as a procurement agent for the government and participate in the promotion of wholesale and retail trade in order to strengthen the supply chain of essential products within the country.

The Corporation is also mandated with the responsibility of supporting the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector through supply of raw materials, provision of consultancy services and identification of markets for their products.

The incorporation of the Corporation can be traced back to the Session Paper No. 1 of 1965 on “African Socialism and its application to planning in Kenya” which recognized the importance of Trade and Industry in economic development.

The corporation undertakes warehousing business for clients with diverse requirements through leasing of godowns or storage space within its network at mutually agreed and competitive rates.
The corporation has its own transport unit comprising of four 28 - ton trailers and one 10 - ton lorry which is utilized for transportation and distribution of various products within the network as well as for income generation.

The Corporation distributes in bulk a wide range of high-quality products. Among the products distributed include sugar, rice, human salts, fertilizers, seeds, toilet papers, stationeries, lime, cement, plastic tanks, milk cans & buckets, Pipes and Pipe fittings, drilling equipment, chaff cutters, paints, iron sheets, barbed wires, tiles, ordinary nails, chicken wires, chain links, wheelbarrows, shovels and all magadi soda products. We also supply various products/raw materials manufactured by MSMEs.

The corporation has aligned its network to the county government so as to effectively take advantage of opportunities presented by the new constitution and is currently considering extending its distribution network to all major towns in Kenya by appointing agents to distribute goods using its trade name.

These agents will link with the outlets as the collection points. This will not only ensure that the products are available to the consumers in remote areas at an affordable price, but will also create employment opportunities, which is one of Kenya’s biggest development challenges.

KNTC is keen to enhance distribution business with the support of its existing physical infrastructure and the good and dependable relations with many institutional and individual customers across the country. Our market comprises of the following segments:

    i) Government Institutions
    ii) Direct Consumers
    iii) Reseller/Wholesalers
    iv) Industrial customers

The Kenya National Trading Corporation (KNTC) Ltd is a Commercial State Enterprise with 100% government holding.


To be a leading agent for trade and socio-economic transformation of Kenya.


To provide customers within the region with quality products and services through an efficient distribution network.


Strengthening the supply chain, stabilizing quality of essential commodities and enhancing distribution systems for the Nation.