The Lake Region is a harbor of natural resources which can generate loads of wealth to her people. Other than limestone and cement production, minerals like copper, or gold in Siaya are targeted for exploration on the long term. While this is yet a distant, incorporated in 2016, Rai Cement has dominated the region as the leading manufacturer.
What matters most to constructing your dream house? A strong foundation and smooth finishes? Cement is the most expensive yet crucial material in construction. Rai Cement Limited is a modern technology facility providing the best quality cement of all variants on the market including Dumu Green, Dumu Blue and Dumu Red.
Rated as one of the best quality cement brands with different grades of cement, Rai Cement towers against long time manufacturers such as East Africa Portland (was founded in 1933 and is now 89 years old.), Athi River, Savannah and Bamburi (second oldest company was commissioned in 1951, it is 68 years old). Rai Cement Kisumu is located near Muhoroni intersection along the Kisumu- Kericho Road.
The major consumers are individuals, institutions such as schools, colleges and universities in the region as well as road contractors especially for pavers, road kerbs, and boundary walls. Different construction projects may need a unique touch of cement. The creative industry has also emerged with brilliant ideas such as concrete outdoor planters or flower pots. As an alternative, Rai Cement then introduced its 3 different variants not only for a dream home project, but also serve creative purposes.
Last year, the Department of Mining embarked on a programme to sensitize the region about limestone mining to curb cases of exploitation as local and international companies angle for a slice of the rich natural resource. NEMA has been adamant to ensure proper environmental impact assessment is carried out before mining is authorized.
According to Regional Mining Officer Ben Bera, the Department has partnered with the county government of Kisumu and other stakeholders to conduct public participation sessions in Koru and Muhoroni areas of Kisumu County and other parts of the region where limestone mining is ongoing. Rai Cement Factory paid KShs 75 million as mining levy to the government out of 492,942.4 tonnes sales made between January 2020 to July 2021.
It is recommended to consult a licensed architect or structural engineer to prepare a house plan according to your preference, and advise on the best construction materials to use. The aim is to build concrete structures that can stand the test of time.