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KIRDI is situated in three (3) major locations:

  • Popo Road, off Mombasa Road, Nairobi South C : Head Office
  • Dunga /Lusaka Roads junction, Nairobi, Industrial Area
  • Kibos Road, Kisumu : KIRDI Western Region Centre (KWRC)

More recently, the Institute has also established programmes and projects in various parts of the country, focusing on manufacturing value addition of local raw materials. These include the following, among others:

  • Kisumu County - Fish Leather and Soya bean Processing
  • West Pokot County - Mini Tannery and Honey Processing
  • Bungoma County - Soya Bean and Sunflower Processing
  • Nyeri County - Ceramics (Ball Clay) Pilot Plant
  • Kirinyaga County - Tomato Processing
  • Kisii County - Banana Processing
  • Machakos County - Mini Tannery
  • Kilifi County - Mango Processing
  • Homabay County -Pineapple Processing
  • Kericho County - Pineapple Processing
  • Garissa County - Tomato and Mini Tannery
  • Uasin Gishu County-Fruit Processing
  • Nandi County - Brick Making Plant


Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is the National Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation Institution established in 1979 as a multidisciplinary Institution to conduct Research and Development in Industrial and Allied Technologies.

Vision: To be a Centre of Excellence in Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation
Mission: To undertake Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation and disseminate findings that will have positive impact on National Development

Our Contacts

KIRDI Head Quarters

South C Campus - Popo Rd. Off Mombasa Rd. 

P.O. Box 30650-00100

Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel:  +254-20-6003842
       +254-20-2388216, 2393466

Fax: +254-20-6007023

E-mail: {dir<at>}
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