Ministry of Trade, Cooperative & Investment

Ministry Leadership

Phillip Mumo
CEC,Ministry of Trade, Cooperative & Investment
Clement MunyithyaCO Administration
Clement Munyithya
Chief Officer

Mission Statement

Our Mission

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Our Vision

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Our Core Values

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  • The implementation of the national Trade policy.
  • Promotion of investments.
  • Trade licensing and regulations.
  • Provision of business development support services.
  • Coordination and development of micro, small and medium business engaged in trade.
  • Development of wholesale and retail trade.
  • Management of credit scheme for micro and small business.
  • Collection of business information and management of county business information centres.
  • Promotion of export business and domesticating bilateral and regional agreements.
  • Advocacy for the provision of market infrastructure.
  • Promotion and facilitation of the intra, inter-county trade, and cross border trade.
  • Management of county physical markets and regulation of hawking activities.
  • Promotion of e-commerce.
  • Conduct of trade fair/exhibitions and facilitating trade mission in the county.
  • Promotion of consumer protection.


  • To formulate county industrial policy and regulatory laws.
  • To create an enabling business environment through improved infrastructure and investment friendly County laws.
  • To ensure availability and access to business financial services.
  • To create linkages with research and development agencies to promote the use of ICT in product development and marketing.
  • To encourage industrial incubation and mentorship program for developers of unique local products with export potential.
  • To enforce Kebs anti-dumping, counterfeit and substandard laws in the county to protect consumers.
  • To encourage and facilitate the establishment of agro-industries for value addition
  • To promote the establishment of micro, small and medium industries (MSMIs).
  • Undertake a survey to identify investment opportunities.


  • Develop ICT infrastructure and increase internet connectivity in the County.
  • Collaborate with ICT stakeholders and service providers to ensure there are improved services.
  • Increase investment incentives to ICT service providers.
  • Collaborate with ICT providers to increase the communication network through the erection of additional BTS in the county.
  • To increase and deepen ICT adoption through ICT training in institutions, the establishment of ICT villages in towns/wards in the county.
  • To formulate ICT county policy to regulate the use and development of the sector.
  • Advocate for a further reduction on import duty for ICT equipment made for training institutions and use in rural areas.
  • Develop a website for the county government and network all county and sub-county offices for information flow and public participation/feedback.
  • To adopt and promote e-government, e-commerce, and digitization of office and hospitals records
  • To formulate ICT regulatory laws to curb abuses


  • Promotion of cooperative societies..
  • Processing of application for registration.
  • Inspection and investigations.
  • Training needs assessment for cooperative movement.
  • Market information dissemination and advisory services.
  • Banking inspections in local saving and credit cooperative societies.
  • Risk assessment in saving and credit cooperative societies.
  • Investment advisory services.
  • Coordination and monitoring of cooperative indemnity by cooperative leaders.
  • Promotion of cooperative ventures and innovations for local cooperatives.
  • Carrying out certification audits.
  • Carry out continuous and compliance audits.
  • Co-operative advisory services.
  • Pre-cooperative education.
  • Settlement of disputes(arbitration).
  • Registration of c-operative society audited accounts

Weights & Measures

  • Promotion of fair trade practices.
  • Verification of weighing and measuring instruments.
  • Inspection of weighing and measuring instruments and pre-packed goods.
  • Investigation of complaints relating to unfair trade practices and prosecution of offenses arising from unfair trade practices.

Enterprise Development

  • Enhance the capacity of MSEs to promote the generation of incomes and employment.
  • Enhance MSEs capacity to access markets and market information.
  • Develop and improve MSEs infrastructure.
  • Coordination of policies, strategies, and programs for support of the MSEs sector.
  • Develop and implement entrepreneurship promotion programs.
  • Assist in the acquisition of land for MSEs use.
  • Link MSEs to a financial organization for credit facilitation.
  • Organize Jua-kali exhibitions and trade fairs to showcase their products and innovations.
  • Develop and implement the national and county MSEs policy.



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Contacts Us

  • County Government of Kitui
    Tana Athi Water Services Board
    Building, Ground Floor
    P.O. Box 33 – 90200,
  • 0702 615 888