Western Kenya Rice Mills (WKRM) Ltd was incorporated in 1993 and is jointly owned by National Irrigation Authority (60% shareholding and Western Kenya schemes Rice Farmers at 40% of shareholding). However, because the farmers have never completed their payment, the current state is that NIA holds 74%, Ahero scheme 11.7%, West Kano Scheme 5.7% and Bunyala Scheme 6.1%. Its core business is processing and marketing of milled white rice mainly from Western Kenya Schemes.
However, due to changes in the business environment, it may as well deal with marketing of paddy commission. The mill has an installed milling capacity of 3.5 metric tons per hour but is not maximized due to inadequate market outlets.
Current prices are as follows:
|NO.||PRODUCT/BY-PRODUCT||EX-FACTORY PRICE (KSH)|
|I.1||Aromatic Pishori||Kshs 170 per Kg|
|I.2||Non-Aromatic||Kshs 100 per Kg|
|I.3||Broken Rice||Kshs 50 per kg|
|I.4||Chicken Feed||Kshs 35 per kg|
|I.5||Rice Bran||Kshs 34 per kg|
|I.6||Husks||Kshs 1,000 per 70 tons|
Our outlets are:
- Ahero Irrigation Scheme Office in Kisumu county
- WKRM shop in Ahero town, Kisumu County