Franchise opportunities in Kenya

Attractiveness of Kenya for the development of franchise business

An African country with quite an unstable socioeconomic situation due to existing ethnic conflicts, high level of unemployment, crime and poverty. The average salary per month is $312. On the other hand, the economy of Kenya shows the largest GDP in the Eastern and Central Africa. The leading branches of economy are agriculture (especially tea and coffee production), service industry, mining, telecommunication, construction and trade. Nature reserves as well as access to the ocean provide excellent tourist opportunities. 877,602 tourists, mainly from UK, the USA, Italy and Germany visited the country in 2015.  

The largest city of Kenya is its capital Nairobi. Other significant cities include Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu and Thika.

Kenya proves to have a steadily growing franchising market. Franchise companies in Kenya are present in practically every branch of economy. The most successful franchises are in the hospitality sector as well as clothing and fuel. The growing economy has created franchise opportunities especially in such segments as restaurants, food and beverages, services, clothing leisure and recreational activities due to the reported rise of the consumer expenditure.

As franchising is still developing in the country there are no specific franchising laws adopted in Kenya. The franchise start-up cost varies by industry and is about $100,000 for food and restaurant industries, $50,000 for accounting and finance, $25,000 for business services and $10,000 for advertising and marketing.

Browse franchise List in Kenya

Indicators of Kenyan Business Market

  • Capital: Nairobi

  • Currency: Kenyan shilling

  • Education Index (2013): 0.515

  • Official languages: English, Kiswahili

  • Per capita GDP (PPP): $3,496

  • Quality-of-life index (0-10): 79

  • Population: 48.46 mln

  • Total GDP (PPP): $163.377 billion

  • Ease of Doing Business Ranking, Rank: 80

  • Gini: 42.5

  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0.555

List of franchises for sale in Kenya

SmartyKids franchise
SmartyKids - mental arithmetic school franchise
Investment from
10 500 $
Submit request
UKUB franchise
UKUB - franchise of speedcubing children`s center
Investment from
20 000 $
Submit request
 franchise
Smart Refinery Technologies Group - franchise of oil refineries
Investment from
500 000 $
Submit request
My Town franchise
My Town App - franchise of mobile applications for cities
Investment from
5 000 $
Submit request
RAMEN IROHA franchise
RAMEN IROHA - franchise of Ramen shop
Investment from
45 000 $
Submit request
Claustrophobia franchise
Claustrophobia - real-life quests franchise
Investment from
37 500 $
Submit request
Gemotest Laboratory franchise
Gemotest - franchise of laboratory
Investment from
12 000 $
Submit request
9rounds franchise
9ROUND - franchise of kickbox fitness centers
Investment from
$
Submit request
Choupette franchise
Choupette - kids clothing shop franchise
Investment from
46 000 $
Submit request
Southern Fried Chicken franchise
Southern Fried Chicken - restaurant franchise
Investment from
322 850 $
Submit request
 Business Network International Global franchise
BNI - Business Network International Franchise
Investment from
65 000 $
Submit request
Nutty Scientists franchise
Nutty Scientists - spectacular interactive activities franchise
Investment from
45 000 $
Submit request
Funtopia franchise
Funtopia - franchise of family entertainment centers
Investment from
629 674 $
Submit request
KIO DA franchise
KIO DA - franchise of retail shops chain
Investment from
139 000 $
Submit request
DetailCar franchise
DetailCar - franchise of waterless carwash
Investment from
9 960 $
Submit request
Danube Home franchise
Danube Home - furniture & home accessory franchise
Investment from
400 000 $
Submit request
Dietplus franchise
Dietplus - franchise of healthcare coaching
Investment from
56 000 $
Submit request
Al-Mama franchise
al Mamà Bistrot - restaurant franchise
Investment from
135 000 $
Submit request
JOUR franchise
Jour - healthy restaurant chain franchise
Investment from
336 942 $
Submit request
Los Pollos franchise
Los Pollos - franchise of chicken barbecue
Investment from
175 980 $
Submit request
Tucano Coffee franchise
TUCANO COFFEE - franchise of coffee shop
Investment from
84 600 $
Submit request
Questoria franchise
Questoria - franchise of organize birthdays, corporate and kids parties
Investment from
3 140 $
Submit request
Prive7 Express franchise
Prive7 Express - beauty salons franchise
Investment from
113 000 $
Submit request
Kawaii Factory franchise
Kawaii Factory - Franchise of Gifts and Accessories
Investment from
7 600 $
Submit request
Snap Fitness franchise
Snap Fitness - 24/7 gym franchise
Investment from
148 771 $
Submit request
Sky Zone franchise
Sky Zone - trampoline park franchise
Investment from
1 343 813 $
Submit request
JAN-PRO franchise
JAN-PRO - commercial cleaning franchise
Investment from
3 985 $
Submit request
Minuteman Press franchise
Minuteman Press - printing franchise
Investment from
64 238 $
Submit request
Jazzercise franchise
Jazzercise - dance fitness franchise
Investment from
3 700 $
Submit request
uBreakiFix franchise
uBreakiFix - electronics repairs franchise
Investment from
60 400 $
Submit request

Popular franchise directions in Kenya

Advanced selection of the franchise