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Butchery Business Requirements In Kenya

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Butchery Business Requirements

This article centers on the essential requirements for starting a butchery business in Kenya. Butchery business is, with no uncertainty, a very lucrative business investment as long as it’s conveniently situated where there is a ready market or in a large traffic area, preferably in shopping centers.

The price of starting a butchery business commonly depends on the size of the business and the selected location. Before thinking of founding a butchery business, you need to acknowledge important determinants such as location, startup costs, target customers, plus suppliers.

You are required to source licensed and trustworthy suppliers who offer the most favorable prices. Those in Nairobi can source good meat from slaughterhouses or suppliers from Nairobi City Market, Kajiado, or Dagoretti, where there is an immense slaughterhouse that is permitted by the government.

Butchery Business Requirements

Licenses & Permits

  • Public health license/ health certificate. The license is issued by public health officials within your locality. Those handling meat are required to have a medical certificate. The medical certificate costs about Kshs 500 and can be obtained from the local hospitals or clinics.
  • Food handling certificate. It costs Kshs 600 and should be renewed after six months.
  • Fire safety certificate. It costs Kshs 3000 and is renewed annually.
  • Single business permit. It varies from county to county. It is around Kshs 10,000 per year for most counties.


Basic Equipment

The following equipment will be necessary for the day-to-day running of the butchery.

  • Fridges and freezers.
  • Display counter.
  • Weighing scale.
  • Sharp cutting/chopping knives.
  • Chopping boards.
  • Cleavers and hacksaws.
  • Wrapping material.
  • Butchery coat.
  • Butchery hooks.
  • Wooden lump.
  • Meat cabinet.

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