Frequently Asked Questions

How can one get in touch with KIRDI?

To contact us send us an Email to the Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and indicate how you want to be assisted or call us through the following numbers +254-20-2388216/2393466 

Are KIRDI products available in the market?

No, we are not commercial rather we capacity build SMEs to be able to produce the products of their choice and create a ready market on how to sale their products in respect to their target group

What services are offered by KIRDI?

We offer business incubation facilities, trainings, common manufacturing facilities, product development and consultancy 

What steps can one take in case you are an innovator?

The first step should be you identify your line of interest with reference to the technologies available. Then write to the director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating what exactly you need where you will be given further directions.

Do you have any job vacancies?

Currently we do not have any vacancies. We however urge you to keep checking our website and social media platforms for job adverts. All the best as you seek employment.

Do you offer internship programs and Industrial attachment?

Unfortunately at this time we have no internship programs available. However in regards to industrial attachments, we do offer students attachment opportunities. To get this kindly apply through The Director KIRDI via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Do indicate the area you would like to be attached in and the time of attachment. Include a recommendation letter from your institution in the email and any other relevant documents. You will get feedback from us.

Can KIRDI train in Animal Feed formulation?

Yes we do offer training on animal feeds formulation and as such we are in a position to train you. We schedule our training programs once every three months. However, if unable to make it on a particular scheduled date, kindly visit us we see how we can best set a training date for you.

When is your training on cosmetics and soap making?

The training is custom made to a schedule agreeable between you and the trainer; meaning that your availability determines when the training will be.

Do you make briquette making machines?

We are able to fabricate a Briquette Machine for you. If you happen to have a design in mind also, we can work on that particular specification. Kindly visit us we see how best to support you.

Where are you located?

We are located in the following areas:

  • Nairobi: South “C” along Popo road, South “B” along Dunga road
  • Kisumu Western Region Centre: Along Kibos road
  • Eldoret: Located at KIE Shades near Coca Cola
  • Bungoma
  • Kisii
  • Kwale
  • Malindi
  • Garissa

 How long does it take to get trained and incubated?

Training normally takes place between Five (5) – Thirty (30) days depending on the technology being trained on while Incubation takes Six (6) to Twelve (12) months depending with the complexity of the idea being developed

What is Common Manufacturing Facility (CMF)?

This is a concept where KIRDI provides a platform for MSMEs to use its facilities to undertake production of their products at a fee. Common manufacturing facilities are offered in the following areas: Food Technology, Chemical Engineering, Leather Technology, Engineering Development and Service Centre, Textile Technology, Ceramics & Building Materials

Would KIRDI allow a student to use your facility to do their research?

KIRDI can allow this on a case to case basis for which we will require you to do a proposal to the Director in regards to your project and we shall get back to you.