Waiguru visits Tatu City to benchmark on industrial park

Governor Anne Waiguru. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Governor Anne Waiguru has initiated the process of having the Sagana Industrial City gazetted as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which will be an additional incentive to investors.

The governor said that plans to establish the industrial city in Sagana are in high gear, with the county fast-tracking the processes to see the project take off.

"Our county executive and assembly teams came with me to expand our vision with the progress made at Tatu Industrial City," said Waiguru.

She said it was important to learn from the best so that the county can engage best practices from the initial stages of the project. Sagana Agro-Industrial City will be put up on a 250-acre land in Sagana.

The governor said that with the assistance of President William Ruto, funds have been secured for the construction of critical infrastructure like roads.

Several investors have also expressed interest to establish agro-processing industries.

"Already we have set aside 20 acres for construction of affordable housing units which the national government will be putting up," said Waiguru.

She added that some of the land has also been set apart for establishment of a sports facility and a golf course.

Tatu City, which is a mixed-development industrial city is situated near Ruiru in Kiambu County.

It hosts projects such as residential houses, schools, warehouses, a light aircraft airstrip and processing industries among others.

During the visit, Waiguru and the team met with the top management of the city including founder and CEO Stephen Jennings and Executive Vice President Peterson Menden Hall.