List of Pharmaceutical Companies in Kenya (2023)

There are many pharmaceutical companies in Kenya. The country, located in the east of Africa, is the 5th largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is also the dominant economy in the East African Community (EAC), with 40% of the entire region GDP.

Kenya pharmaceutical field is a growing sector, with a lot of opportunities for investors to tap into due to the ever-increasing population (47.6 million in 2019), urbanization and government spending on medicine. Kenya also has political stability, a stable power supply, low inflation rates. The sector is valued above $1 billion.

The Kenya Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Sector

Kenya is the 3rd largest exporter of pharmaceuticals in Africa, and the leading pharmaceutical producer in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region. The Big Four Agenda by the government seeks to empower the manufacturing sector, including pharmaceutical manufacturing in Kenya.

The biggest pharmaceutical manufacturers in Kenya are Beta Healthcare Ltd., Cosmos Limited, Dawa Limited, Elys Chemical Industries Ltd., GSK, Laboratory and Allied Ltd, Regal Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Universal Corporation Ltd. There are 35 licensed pharmaceutical manufacturers in Kenya.

The companies produce mostly generic drugs using imported raw materials (Tablets, capsules, creams, ointments and liquids). They serve 30% of Kenya local drug needs and export to their neighbouring countries such as Tanzania, DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda. However, in the area of research and development (R&D), pharmaceutical companies in Kenya are much limited.

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Pharmaceutical companies in Nairobi areas make up much of the list. Not all the companies in this list are manufacturers, some of them are pharmaceutical distributors in Kenya. Others are wholesalers, retailers, and government research and regulatory agencies.

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) of Kenya is the main Drug Regulatory Authority. They license all pharmaceutical manufacturing companies. Also, they make sure they are certified with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards and also Good Distribution Practices (GDP) before product registration.

Pharmaceutical manufacturers in Kenya also have an umbrella body, Kenya Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (FKPM) to serve their interest in policies.

Kenya Pharmaceutical Companies with their Contact Details

  1. The Kenya Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Sector
  2. Kenya Pharmaceutical Companies with their Contact Details
    1. Access Alliance LTD
    2. Aesthtics Ltd
    3. Alpha Medical Manufacturers
    4. AstraZeneca
    5. Autosterile(EA) LTD
    6. Bayer East Africa Limited
    7. B. Braun Medical Gulf Kenya Ltd.
    8. BEA Pharmaceuticals Company Ltd
    9. Benmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    10. Beta Healthcare
    11. Biodeal Laboratories Ltd
    12. BIOPHARMA Limited
    13. Centrale Humanitaire Médico-Pharmaceutique (CHMP)
    14. Cosmos Limited
    15. Dawa Pharmaceuticals Limited
    16. Dinlas Pharma
    17. Diversey Lever
    18. Eli-Lilly (Suisse) SA
    19. Elys Chemical Industries Ltd
    20. Glaxo SmithKline
    21. Galaxy Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    22. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Unit I)
    23. Gujarat Liqui Pharmacaps Pvt. Ltd.
    24. High Chem East Africa Ltd
    25. Hightech Pharmaceuticals and Research Inc
    26. Impact Chemicals Limited
    27. Innova Biosciences Ltd.
    28. Ivee Aqua EPZ Limited
    29. Jaskam & Company Ltd
    30. Knight Pharmaceuticals
    31. Koflan East Africa
    32. Kulal International
    33. Laboratory & Allied Limited
    34. LABOREX KENYA
    35. Mac’s Pharmaceutical Ltd
    36. Manhar Brothers (Kenya) Ltd
    37. Medisel Kenya Limited
    38. MediTec EA FairLife Ltd
    39. Medivet Products Ltd
    40. Njimia (K) Limited
    41. Nilson Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    42. Norbrook® Kenya Ltd
    43. Novartis Pharma Services Inc, Rep.& Regional Office East Africa
    44. NVS Kenya Limited
    45. Novelty Manufacturers Ltd
    46. Orange Pharma Ltd,
    47. Oss Chemie (K) Limited
    48. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Co (K) Ltd
    49. Prodigy Healthcare Limited
    50. Prunus Pharma.
    51. Phillips Pharmaceuticals Limited
    52. PZ Cussons East Africa Ltd.
    53. Questa Care Ltd.
    54. Rangechem Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    55. Ray Pharmaceuticals
    56. Regal Pharmaceutical Ltd
    57. Revital Healthcare EPZ Ltd.
    58. Ripple Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    59. Sai Pharmaceuticals, Kenya Ltd
    60. SkyLight Chemicals Limited
    61. Sphinx Pharmaceuticals
    62. Stedam Pharma Manufactuting Ltd
    63. Surgilinks
    64. Tasa Pharma
    65. United Pharma
    66. Universal Pharmaceutical Limited
    67. Viva Healthcare Limited
    68. ZAIN Pharma Ltd
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Access Alliance LTD

Western Heights, 7th Floor, Karuna Road, Westlands,
P.O. Box 28560 – 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya
+254 706 622647
info@accessalliance.co.ke
accessalliance.co.ke

Aesthtics Ltd

House of Aesthetics, Pemba St, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 711 118 148
info@aestheticsltd.com, sales@aestheticsltd.com
aestheticsltd.com

Alpha Medical Manufacturers

P.O. Box 42455-00100, Nairobi, Kenya. Road C, Off Enterprise Road, Industrial Area
254 721 504000 | 254 734 785363 | 254 752 323398
admin@alphamedicalafrica.com
www.alphamedicalafrica.com

AstraZeneca

Avenue 5 Rose Avenue
NAIROBI, Kenya
P.O Box 10107, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel:+254 20 2714812
www.astrazeneca.com/country-sites/african-cluster.html

Autosterile(EA) LTD

Autosteile(EA) Limited, Shreeji Road, off Eastern By-Pass– Embakasi.
Cell Phone : (+254) 724 256 070
Telephone : (020) 2329481
Email: info@autosterileea.biz
Sales: sales@autosterileea.biz
http://www.autosterileea.biz

Bayer East Africa Limited

Thika Super Highway/ Outering Road Junction, Ruaraka, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 8600000
https://www.bayer.com/en/east-africa.aspx

B. Braun Medical Gulf Kenya Ltd.

Mombasa Road Crater Automobile Building, 6th Floor
00100 Nairobi Kenya
+254 712 156156
www.bbraun.com/en/company/contact/locations/bbraun-in-africa.html

BEA Pharmaceuticals Company Ltd

Pili Trade Centre, Old Mombasa Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2666440

Benmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd

P.O Box. No: 22128-00400, Nairobi, Kenya
Plot No. 4953/1295 Thika Industrial town.
+254 – 20 – 318487 | +254 – 20 – 2224162
mwangibm@yahoo.com.

Beta Healthcare

Mogadishu Road off Lunga Lunga Road, Industrial Area, Nairobi.
info@ke.betashelys.com
+254 (020) 265 2042, +254 (020) 265 2089, +254 724 257 072/073, +254 735 992 699/599
http://www.betacare.co.ke/

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Biodeal Laboratories Ltd

123 Lunga Lunga Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 6530593
http://www.biodealkenya.com/

BIOPHARMA Limited

P. O. Box 32547 (00600) Nairobi – Kenya Serengeti House Factory Street. Industrial Area
+254 – 20 – 550 640 / 8 | +254 – 20 – 374 4046
info@biopharmaltd.com
http://www.biopharmaltd.com

Centrale Humanitaire Médico-Pharmaceutique (CHMP)

Nairobi National Park East Gate Road, Off Mombasa Road.
10397-00400, Nairobi, Kenya.
+254 20 260 3660 /1, +254 733 729 634, +254 0113 871 576
info@chmp-kenya.org
chmp-kenya.org

Cosmos Limited

Lunga Lunga Road, off Rangwe Road. Nairobi, Kenya
254 (0) 709 864 000 | 254 (0) 722 333 834 | 254 (0) 733 666 834
info@cosmos-pharm.com
cosmos-pharm.com

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