Mr Thakarshi Patel is the chairman and founder of Njoro Canning Factory in Nakuru County.

| Francis Mureithi | Nation Media Group

Secret to success of 40-year-old company

What you need to know:

  • What started as a small start-up in a dusty rural setting has become a leading multibillion industry, one of the leading food processing industry companies in Kenya.

When Thakarshi Patel bought a piece of land in Njoro, Nakuru, next to Egerton University in 1978, he was torn between venturing into farming and setting up a canning factory.

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