Special Economic Zones (SZEs)

Members of Purko Trust together with the Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning and other government ministry officials and stakeholders at a workshop at Sarova Woodlands in Nakuru.


There is a growing global interest in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) as alternative means to turnaround the economies and unlock the potential of agriculture. With most African countries at various levels of socio-economic fragility, the SEZs route offers some options to transform agriculture and develop agribusiness markets that are essential in ensuring food and nutrition security, ending hunger and reduce poverty. Purko Development Trust is taking the lead in collaboration with the Ministry of Devolution and ASAL, ENSDA and several other government agencies to ensure the establishment of this economic block is realized.

There is a need for communities to get involved in pushing the government’s Big Four Agenda, Principal Secretary State Department for Devolution Charles Sunkuli has said. Speaking in Nakuru on Tuesday during the closure of a two-day workshop on Special Economic Zones in the Mau Region, Sunkuli said communities have the potential to assist the government to achieve its development agenda. While commending the leadership of PURKO Development Trust for contributing towards food security in Narok County, the PS said the Ministry of Devolution will continue to support such community projects.

Charles Ole Sunkuli