An Indian-based company has formally acquired 650 acres of land to set up a cement plant in Pokot Central in the North Rift region, Kenya.
Cemtech/Sanghi Group CEO Rawal Jayesh said his company had bought the land at Sebit area in Sigor Division.
About 100 pastoralists families who were moved from the site have already received their money. Mr Jayesh said the company plant will have a production capacity of 120,000tpa of cement.
He said construction of the cement plant will commence in the next three months and will take 12-24 months to be completed.
“We have bought a 650 acres of land for the construction of the cement plant and the work will begin in the next three months,” he said.