Mamabiashara
KUKU

This has always been a popular business. We have lots of groups from long ago but things really too off when we met the wonderful Joseph Karanja. He came to us from prison and wanted to bring chicken from Migori. He worked incredibly hard, he built his business, he bought a truck, he started a chicken farm of his own in Migori and, all the time, he helped our new little groups. He found them orders from his customer base, he gave them the lowest prices for the highest quality and he gave them free transport for the first month of their business. Thanks to Joseph Karanja our Kuku businesses are everywhere and thriving. We have more than 130 business people selling and the numbers are growing exponentially. Joseph was killed by the appalling nature nature of the Kenyan health system and the complete incompetence and absolute arrogance of its doctors. We miss him very much. His farm in Migori is now run by his widow with the help of four Mama Biashara chicken people whom Joseph himself helped to train. His legacy continues …

UPDATE  Sept 2015   

The biggest challenge to out kuku businesses at the moment is in Kitengela.  Here there was once a market that was dying. Stallholders were the maasai who were just not interested in that kind of biz. So the Kikkuyu came and bought the stalls from the maasai and turned the whole town around. Now the market is flourishing and the maasai have decided they want to take it back. By force as and when necessary. So there is a lot of touble. And businesses are being destroyed,  However watch this space ...