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[PHOTOS] Uhuru inspects first vegetable oil Agri-hub in Kenya

The factory has already provided market access to over 25,000 farmers.

In Summary

•The establishment of the agri-hub was as a result of a meeting held in Nairobi between Uhuru and Mr. Claudio Descalzi, the CEO of Eni SPA, an Italian multinational energy company headquartered in Rome.

•The  the factory has already provided market access to over 25,000 farmers and will also operate as a training and technical support hub for the farmers.

President Uhuru inspects the agri- hub business in Eni, Kenya
President Uhuru inspects the agri- hub business in Eni, Kenya
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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday inspected the Eni Kenya, the country’s first agri-hub that produces vegetable oil and related bio-products.

The agri-hub located at Kwa Kathoka in Makueni county started production last month and has already employed close to 200 workers.

Uhuru and officials of the Agri-hub during the inspection at Eni Kenya
Uhuru and officials of the Agri-hub during the inspection at Eni Kenya
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While addressing workers during the inspection visit, Uhuru encouraged them to work hard so that the factory can expand rapidly and create more jobs, earn farmers income and help to reduce the cost of fuel.

The establishment of the agri-hub was as a result of a meeting held in Nairobi between Uhuru and Claudio Descalzi, the CEO of Eni SPA, an Italian multinational energy company headquartered in Rome.

President Uhuru is received at the Agri-hub in Eni Kenya
President Uhuru is received at the Agri-hub in Eni Kenya
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Uhuru as he inspects the Agri hub in Eni Kenya
Uhuru as he inspects the Agri hub in Eni Kenya
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Those who attended the event include Energy Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma and Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana and senior officials of the National and county governments. 

Uhuru and the officials of the Agri- hub displaying the samples in Eni Kenya
Uhuru and the officials of the Agri- hub displaying the samples in Eni Kenya
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Speaking during the occasion, Eni Kenya’s Managing Director Enrico Tavolini said the Makueni agri-hub has an installed capacity of 15,000 tons of oil production annually.

He further said that the factory has already provided market access to over 25,000 farmers and will also operate as a training and technical support hub for the farmers.


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