Kenya Meat Commission

The Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) was formed in 1950 through an act of parliament with an objective of providing a ready market for livestock farmers and providing high quality meat and meat products to consumers. It is a public institution and by far the oldest and the most experienced meat processor in Kenya and the larger East African region.

KMC was re-opened on 26th June, 2006 after 15 years of closure with the objective of promoting the meat industry in Kenya, both domestic and for export. It was expected that with its huge capacity, it would complement government efforts in Kenya’s economic recovery.

KMC is a fully integrated meat processor whose strength lies in the unrivaled efficiency of its meat processing plants along with its ability to process high volumes of quality meat in line with consumer tastes and preferences.


Head Office: Located off the main Nairobi - Mombasa highway in Athi River town, which is about 30km from Nairobi. Located within these premises is also the country’s largest large abattoir.

The Kenya Meat Commission was reopened again on May 24 2021 by H.E Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and the Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces at Athi River, Machakos County.
The reopening comes months after the President fully transferred the management of the commission from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries to the Ministry of Defence. The transfer mandated the KDF to redesign the infrastructure of the commission with a view of making it more viable to meet food challenges in the county.

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