Our Regions

The Export Processing Zones Authority has three operational Regional offices based on geographical locations, to oversee promotion of EPZ programs. The regional offices promote the mandate of the Operations & Investor Support Directorate and the EPZ Authority at large. The regions are Coast Region & North Eastern, Nairobi & Eastern Region and Western Region. The Regional offices are headed by Regional Heads.

Nairobi, Central and Eastern Region

The Nairobi and Eastern region hosts 12 counties which are: Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Makueni, Kitui, Kiambu, Murang’a, Embu, Meru, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Tharaka Nithi. The regional offices are located at Athi River EPZ at the Zone Offices. Presently, distribution of operational EPZ enterprise by county are as follows: Nairobi-12; Machakos-56; Muranga-2; Kiambu-2, Embu-2.  There are 70 operational EPZ enterprises in the region.

Services offered

  • Promotion of the EPZ Program
  • Managing Athi River Public Export Processing Zone
  • Retaining existing EPZ enterprises/Zones,
  • Continuous Investor support in all EPZ Regions
  • Ensuring investors comply with Legal, Statutory & Laws of Kenya,
  • Liaising with Government agencies on behalf of the Authority and
  • Offering public relations.

Advantages

  • Accessibility through two highways; (Nairobi-Mombasa and Nairobi-Namanga)
  • Proximity to Standard Gauge Railway Station at Athi River and in Nairobi
  • Proximity to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • Proximity to Inland Container Depot
  • Well laid down infrastructure including roads, electricity, water and sewer systems
  • Developed warehouses for lease and undeveloped plots for lease to private developers.
  • Developed warehouses for incubation of Small and Micro Enterprises
  • Customs & Excise office within the Zone
  • A health facility within the zone
  • Financial institutions at the Business Centre at the business centre
  • Operational Police Post within the in addition to contracted private security firms
  • Availability of skilled labour
  • Cafeteria facilities within the zone

Athi River Public Export Processing Zone

The Athi River Public Zone covers 339 hectares and was gazetted in 1990. The Zone is home to the EPZA headquarters at Administration Building.

Contacts

Head of Region, Nairobi and Eastern Region
Athi River EPZ, Zone Office
P. O. Box 50563 – 00200, NAIROBI
ISDN: +254 45 6621000
Wireless: +254 020 2511969
Cell phone: +254 786 683 222/ 733 683 222
+254 713 051 172/713 051 173
Email: information.desk@epzakenya.com

Other Zones

There are other private zones which have specific beneficial features which differentiate them from publicly owned including their smaller size and proximity to other industries.

Coast and North-Eastern Region

The Coast region hosts 9 counties, which are: Mandera, Wajir, Garisa, Lamu, Tana River, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Taveta and Mombasa. The regional office is located at Kipevu EPZ in Mombasa County.

Services offered

  • Promotion of the EPZ Program
  • Managing Kipevu Public Export Processing Zone
  • Ensuring retention of existing EPZ enterprises/Zones in the EPZ Program
  • Continuous Investor support in the region
  • Ensuring Investors compliance with Legal, Statutory & Laws of Kenya
  • Liaising with Government agencies on behalf of the Authority and Investors in the region and
  • Offering public relations in respective offices and regions.

Advantages

  • Proximity to Mombasa modern seaport. New port is proposed to be constructed in Lamu.
  • Proximity to Mombasa International Airport
  • Proximity to Mombasa Standard Gauge Railway station in Miritini
  • Extensive road network connecting Mombasa Island and other parts of the country
  • Availability of labour in the region and from other parts of the country.
  • Availability of County Governments land for lease
  • Security at Kipevu Zone provided by contracted private security firm
  • Presently, there are 32 operational EPZ enterprises in the region.

Public Zone – Kipevu EPZ

The Kipevu Public Zone was gazetted into an EPZ in 1993. It covers 38.90 hectares. Plots in Kipevu Zone are leased to EPZ investors to develop for their own use or to lease to other EPZ enterprises.

Contacts

Head of Region, Coast & North Eastern Region
Kipevu Export Processing Zone
P. O. Box 89747 – 80100, MOMBASA
Tel: +254-722 837 937
ISDN: +254-20-7606045
Email: infomsa@epzakenya.com

Other Zones

There are other private zones which have specific beneficial features which differentiate them from publicly owned zones including their smaller size and proximity to other industries.

Western and Rift Valley Region

The Western Region hosts 26 counties that include: Busia, Bungoma, Vihiga, Kakamega, Siaya, Kisumu, Migori, Homabay, Kisii, Nyamira, Nandi, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot, Turkana and Samburu. The Central region hosts 10 counties that include: Baringo, Bomet, Isiolo, Kericho, Laikipia, Marsabit, Nakuru, Narok, Nyandarua.
The EPZ Authority has signed Memorandum of Understanding with County Governments of Homa Bay, Busia, Nandi, Vihiga, to develop public zone in the respective Counties. Negotiations with other Counties are ongoing.
There are 14 operational EPZ enterprises in the region.

Services Offered

  • Promotion of the EPZ Program
  • Continuous Investor support in Western Region
  • Ensuring investors comply with Legal, Statutory & Laws of Kenya
  • Liaising with Government agencies on behalf of investors in the region
  • Offering public relations.

Advantages

  • Road network connecting the Western region and other parts of the Country
  • Proximity to Kisumu International Airport and Eldoret Airport
  • Availability of agricultural produce, that is eligible for export
  • Availability of labour in the region and other parts of the country
  • Availability of County Governments land for lease
  • Availability of private land for lease

Contacts:

Head of Region
EPZA Office
Alpha House, 3rd Floor
Oginda Odinga Street
P. O. Box 2689 – 40100, KISUMU
Tel: +254 20 7606043 / +254 706468499
Email: infoksm@epzakenya.com