The membership team, led by the Membership Committee Chairperson Mr. Said Ali, paid a courtesy visit to a Gold member, Paly Chicks Ltd.

We were warmly received by the founder, Eng. Paul Kariuki, who established Paly Chicks Ltd in 2011, focusing on breeder farming of broiler and layer chickens, which he supplies to Quality Meat Packers (QMP). In addition to breeder farming, they provide chicken feed made from black soldier flies, known for their high nutritional protein content.

Paly Chicks Ltd collaborates with the county government to utilize animal and plant waste for feeding the black soldier flies, contributing to environmental conservation.

Eng. Kariuki expressed his gratitude to KNCCI for facilitating a trade mission to Beijing, China,in 2023 which enabled him to source equipment that has automated his business operations.

He is eager to collaborate with KNCCI county chapters to aggregate farmers for export opportunities. With 13 years of industry experience and an engineering background, Eng. Kariuki is well-positioned to offer capacity-building support for farmers, focusing on structures and equipment. He currently has a total of 140,000 birds.