SHOWCASE

Investors to view Limuru Highland's economic potential via bike race

The Trust is working with both private and public sector players as the area is bordered by four major highways.

In Summary
  • The event will raise funds for the implementation of an economically and environmentally sustainable zonal spatial plan.
  • The Trust is a custodian of the 1,200 families
Farmers picking tea in Kangaita village
'TEA IS AN INVESTMENT': Farmers picking tea in Kangaita village
Image: FILE

At least 100 world class bikers will on Saturday  take in a 70 kilometre road race to showcase agricultural economic potential in Limuru Highlands to  local and international investors.

This as the Limuru Highlands Trust (LHT) work  towards transformation  programme of the 40,000 jobs currently generated by agro industrial activities in the zone.

The main purpose of the event is to raise adequate funds for the implementation of an economically and environmentally sustainable zonal spatial plan.

It will also be the blueprint for the preservation, conservation and protection of the historic sites in the area, while designing for the clusters of the various industries and amenities.

The Trust is a custodian of the 1,200 families who are striving to turn the area into a Garden Route similar to the one in South Africa.

According to the event convenor Njoki Wainaina,  the idea behind the event is to preserve, a sustainable heritage given the current state of mushrooming and unplanned developments in the country.

The LHT is working with both private and public sector players as the area is bordered by four major highways.

''The plan will radically transform the dairy, specialist farming of strawberries, gooseberries, cheese cottage industry and unique hospitality facilities which have been operating in the area since 1922,''Wainaina said.

She added that plans are also very advanced for a state-of-the-art tea factory at Ngarariga which will export speciality teas to Uzbekistan, Kazakstan and Tajikistan, which represent a new frontier as far as tea markets are concerned.

Limuru Highlands Trust will be partnering with the National Treasury, Kenya National Highways Authority, Water Resources Management Authority and Kenya Forest Service. 

The Bikathon, will kick off from the historical 1924 Kentmere Club and traverse the five zones of Cianda, Riara Ridge, Kentmenre, Tigoni and Redhill.