Revived Pan Paper breathes fresh life into Webuye town

Pan African Paper Mills

A forklift loads reels of papers onto a truck outside Pan Africa Paper Mills stores in Webuye on September 3, 2021.

Photo credit: Brian Ojamaa | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The factory’s journey to its glorious days has been fraught with many challenges, particularly the ban on logging.
  • The factory's revival has come as good for hundreds of former employees who lost their jobs more than a decade ago.

To an onlooker, the rusty chimney and corroded metallic equipment at Pan African Paper Mills situated along Webuye-Eldoret highway paints a picture of a dilapidated factory.

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