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Milly Glass – Mika Holdings Ltd – Sunrice – Akili ya Babu

Milly Glass

Milly Glass Works limited, formerly known as Bawazir Glass limited, is a leading glass container and tableware manufacture in East Africa, based in Mombasa, Kenya. Milly Glass was incorporated in 1st Feb. 2000 and has a long tradition in Glass Container Industry dating back to 1954. Currently we have about 600 employees.

We presently manufacturer Soft Drink Bottles with ACL decorating from 200 ML to 1000 ML capacity. We also manufacture 250 ML and 350 ML flasks and 750 ML bottles for the Spirits Industry. We have positioned ourselves to manufacture water bottles in line with the government’s initiative to ban plastic bottles.

We are exporting bottles to EAC and COMESA Countries. Our glass tumblers, Mugs and Cups are mainly sold in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

We are active members of KAM, Mombasa chapter and regularly articulate challenges facing industries within the Coast region. Mr Mohamed Rashid is currently the Chairman of KAM Mombasa.

We are also actively involved with helping the disadvantaged in our society through supporting such worthy initiatives of rehabilitating street children under WEMA Centre. We also give back by giving orders to Glamdecor who supply wooden pallets. This in turn helps to keep youth away from drugs. We also proud to be associated with TEDx.

Mika Holdings Ltd.

Mika Holdings Ltd commenced its journey in 2011 gradually transforming into a complete Home Appliance company. The company’s impressive growth is a result of its “commitment to excellence”, a vision it has always nurtured. Our Vision is to be the leading and the most preferred Home Appliances brand driven by our commitment to inspire lives globally and our mission is to inspire lives by understanding the changing lifestyles and needs of consumers. To provide quality products through continuous innovation, impeccable customer service, affordability and utmost integrity to satisfy their needs, within the framework of our core values and social responsibilities. At Mika Holdings, we make the personal commitment to first understand our customers’ needs and strive to exceed them on time; every time. Also, we strive to offer an exclusive range of home appliances focusing on design & innovation. Our product portfolio is constantly evolving to meet the changing lifestyle needs of consumers.


Our story began in 2001 with a vision advanced by two people who founded the brand Sunrice for Krish Commodities Ltd. Back then, Krish Commodities offered agency services for CERES fruit juices, South Africa and Lesafire, the leading Yeast Company of the world for our private labels namely: SUN Spaghetti and SUN Pasta. Today, we are privileged to connect with millions of customers every day with our exceptional flagship brand, Sunrice, ensuring they enjoy the best rice on their plates.

Since inception in 2004, the Sunrice Brand has worked hard to maintain stringent quality controls making it the first brand in the rice category to be awarded with the Diamond Mark of Quality. As an extension of its leadership in the food consumables industry, Krish Commodities Ltd., also brokers industrial and raw sugar for one of the leading sugar traders in the world in the East African region. The company’s investment in state of the art rice mills is a remarkable milestone in the use of innovation making Sunrice a leading household brand with seven variants in different pack sizes.

Akili Ya Babu Concepts

Akili Ya Babu Concepts is a Production company with an aim of empowering future generation film makers. We hope to bring professionalism into creative process of audio/ visual production.

Contact us at: +254-795-213-700


UniServ – Texas Alarms – Bravecto – Elite Digital – Interpel


UNISERV is a well-known, almost a household name for connecting quality students to well-ranked universities around the world. It is the leading overseas education consultant that helps students with their higher education needs and academic concerns. We have an extensive network of world class universities and colleges in the U.K., Canada, USA, Australia, Malaysia, and Dubai among other countries and have a command over the education system worldwide. Some of the universities that we work with include Warick, Loughborough, Alberta, Waterloo and South Australia (ranked in the top 10 universities per country).

We know that studying abroad can be an exciting yet daunting process therefore we make sure that our students are always at the heart of what we do. Our highly experienced staff have studied and visited universities abroad, thereby have an insight to the needs and requirements of the students. Our years of experience, honest advice and strong relationships with our relationships with our partners mean that you can depend on us to deliver quality in all aspects of the applications process. All of our services are FREE OF CHARGE!

Texas Alarms

Texas Alarms (K) Ltd has grown to become a leading security company in the Coastal region with services ranging from guarding, alarm back up, CCTV and access control, automatic security systems, dog services and led lighting. Our security solutions have been designed to operate efficiently amidst challenging emerging markets, serving a wide range of clients who entrust their safety to us.

Over the past few years, we have managed to increase not only the value of our assets, but have also dramatically increased our portfolio into new regions.

Maintaining an open-door policy for all our stakeholders combined with our team of management experts has ensured that we turn each challenge into a solution and stay at the forefront of your link with security.

We are proud to be members of this initiative by students and the community as they tackle local and global issues alike.

Texas is willing to offer a special discount for those who attend TEDx under the code TedX2019

They can get 25% on Tracking and 10% on any other security installation. 

This is only applicable to new clients. For any further information they can contact our sales and marketing manger Dorine on 0702572851


For over 100 years, CKL has provided tried, tested and proven solutions in animal care. We continue with our endeavour to avail only the best of quality brands for our customers!

In April 2018, we entered into the pet care market and added the revolutionary BRAVECTO to our product portfolio. This a tasty chew for use in control of ticks, fleas and mites in dogs. What is even greater about it is the peace of mind it offers with 12 weeks protection! Speak to your vet about BRAVECTO for your dog or better still, visit us online and let us engage further

Elite Digital

Elite Digital Solutions have been committed to providing Apple solutions since the days of the Mac Plus. The company opened the first AppleCentre in East Africa and today is the only Apple Premium Reseller in the region. Apple Premium Resellers are hand-picked by Apple for proven expertise in systems knowledge and integration.

From the early desktop publishing tools of the 1980s to the powerful intel-based Mac Pro workstations of today, Elite Digital Solutions have gone from strength to strength and are the largest and most successful Apple specialist in East Africa. The company boasts fifteen stores throughout Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. With an ever increasing demand for Digital Solutions, we also serve clients remotely in Ethiopia, DRC and Burundi.

Elite Digital Solutions is accredited to deliver a whole range of after sales services including system integration, installations, upgrades, troubleshooting, and diagnostics.

Elite Digital Solutions have dedicated professional, education and customer service teams to effectively service specialist markets and all our staff have undergone rigorous training to provide support for all hardware, software and peripheral devices sold by us.

In order to provide optimal solutions, we include with all our Apple products an all risks insurance covering accidental damage, theft and loss. Elite Digital Solutions also has vendor accreditations in professional publishing and design applications that integrate well with Apple hardware and software. Strategic alliances have been formed to better serve the professional creative content editing & production for print, video and photography industries, Computer Aided Design (CAD), etc through our direct partnerships with manufacturers of high end HP Indigo digital presses, Adobe, Graphisoft and more. We believe in giving our customers only the best when it comes to providing an end-to-end solution.


Interpel Investments Ltd (Container Freight Stations) was incorporated in 2001 as a privately owned and managed enterprise. It has since grown to be one of the leading Container Freight Stations (CFS) in East and central Africa. It has over the years cut itself a niche in the logistics industry as a versatile, efficient, secure and cost effective facility in the region. It is the closest CFS to the Mombasa Port enhancing its agile operations to deliver its customers cargo fast, efficient and secure. Interpel CFS core business is to handle and transfer both local and transit cargo from the port in loose form, containerized, project cargo, earth movers, machinery, equipment or motor vehicles of Mombasa to its inland freight station for further clearance. It also undertakes other services like stripping cargo from containers, repackaging and storage.

Service Offered: Project and over dimensional cargo, Heavy machinery – caterpillars, trucks etc., Full Load Containers (FCL/FCL), Motor vehicles, FCL / LCL – stripping cargo from containers, repackaging, storage and conveyance


Imani Collective – Vending Services Ltd – Loaded Up Empire

Imani Collective

Imani Collective is a women empowerment program in Mombasa, Kenya. We support 60 artisans and staff and every purchase empowers. We not only employ amazing women, but we also have many holistic programs that we offer for our artisans and staff. These programs include, free childcare, child education sponsorship, literacy classes for our artisans, financial planning, special celebrations and dream management. We love what we do and are excited to be celebrating our 5 years this year. If you visit our shop in March, which is located on Ndia Kuu Rd near Fort Jesus, you will receive 20% off any of your purchases. Just make sure you mention you are with Aga Khan and we will honor the discount. Thank you for your support and allowing us to be a sponsor of this event!

Vending Services Ltd

Why purchase a 300,000/- machine for your business when you can lease a machine and start making money with minimal investment?

Machines leased at 2,000/-+vat per month (includes monthly service, free repairs in case of breakdown and spare parts. Physical damage not covered.) Ingredients made by Nestle (Nescafe) so are cheaper gram per gram than buying from a supermarket. You are also assured of good quality ingredients made by Nestle. Machines are computerized so can keep track of sales done. This is good for restaurants, cafes, shops as you can make your staff account for sales of each individual drink unlike a sufuria where there is no account.

Computerized recipe that can be adjusted so you get the perfect cup every time. Under 27,000kshs will get you a machine covering refundable deposit of 10,000, first month’s rent, starter ingredients worth 14,400 and all the training you need to start using the machine. You purchase more ingredients as and when you need to. Offer your clients and visitors a nice cup of tea or coffee or cappuccino when they visit and make them feel special. A cappuccino costs you approximately 26/- to serve a guest and a coffee/tea below 20/- thus making it a hygienic and economic option. A cup takes only 5-7 seconds to make as opposed to the kettle or sufuria method thus saving you time spent making unnecessary chit chat as you wait for the beverage to be served.

First month on trial so no notice is required in case you wish to discontinue. We are so confident you will love the solution that we will even buy back all your unopened packets in case you return the machine so your only investment is the one packet of each ingredient you open.

Loaded Up Empire


Mayfair Bank Limited – Mayfair Insurance – Melvin’s Tea – Overdrive Consultants – Pride Water – Cakeology – Graphic World – Balance Scorecard EastAfrica

Mayfair Bank

Mayfair Bank Limited is a private commercial bank in Kenya, newly licensed by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), The bank was licensed on 20th June 2017 and commenced banking operations on 1st August 2017. The bank was founded by a group of prominent business people, drawn from diverse business sectors of the economy, who enjoy excellent reputations both locally and abroad. The bank’s anchor shareholder is Mayfair Insurance.

We pride ourselves on being the the first case of vertical integration from Insurance to a Bank in Kenya. Our clients benefit from exceptional financial services, customer care and streamlined processes as well as access to world class investment opportunities guided by our team’s diverse experience in financial competency.

Mayfair Bank’s vision is to be a strong, dynamic and versatile financial institution and to create a niche for ourselves by becoming the premier bank for high net worth individuals and blue chip corporates in the African market.

Mayfair Insurance

Mayfair Insurance

Mayfair Insurance is a general insurance company that underwrites all general insurance products except PSV (Matatus and Buses). We have been licensed to commence operations on 1st Nov 2005. The company has regional presence in Zambia, Tanzania and Rwanda and its able to insure risks in the Comesa Region and interests in other countries.Mayfair Bank is also associated with Mayfair Insurance.

Our management team comprises of experienced and highly skilled professionals, and reinsurers have excellent and outstanding ratings.We Offer quality, flexible, timely, innovative and tailored services to meet the needs of our customers.

Our vision is to be distinguished as a reliable and innovative Pan-African financials service leader and our mission is to provide financial security through reliable and innovative insurance solutions.

Melvin’s Tea

Melvin Marsh International is a limited liability company that was incorporated in 1994 and we are the largest blender, packers and distributors of the highest quality flavored teas of Kenyan origin. We flavor our teas with no additives and use only freshly ground spices which are dried and ground for us. Melvins Pure Kenya Tea, Melvin Tangawizi Tea, Melvins Masala Tea, Melvins Sweet Cinnamon Tea, Melvins Very Vanilla Tea, Melvins Lemon Twist Tea, Melvin Cool Cardamom, Melvins Refreshing Green Tea, Melvins Green Tea & Mint.

Our infusions are Melvins Hibiscus Tea, Melvins Chamomile Tea, Melvins Lemon & Ginger, Melvins Berry Blast.

Other Melvins products include Melvins Free Flow Table Salt, Melvins Free Flowing Herbal Salt and Melvins Tasty Brown Rice. Melvins has added Melvins Chai Afya fortified with vitamin B, as most people fail to eat a healthy balanced diet consistently.

Overdrive Consultants

Overdrive Consultants Ltd is an IT firm based in Nairobi and Mombasa. It was established in 1996. Its products and services are base around the popular brands. With a wealth of experience and a wide skill-set, ODC provides solutions for businesses, homes, and startups as well as carrying toners and consumables, new equipment, squares and everything IT. 1996

Pride Water

Pride Water is a water company based in Mombasa. They specialize in purification and bottling of water using up-to date filtration and product-packing systems that ensure the best hygiene standards and quality of water.


Cakeology is a mouth-watering bakery based in Tudor that specializes in baking delicious, homemade desserts ranging from cakes, to donuts, to brownies. They provide customized party decors, including: favours , props and frames. In addition, they offer baking and icing classes for both icons adults and children.

Graphic World

Graphic World Msa Ltd is a well-established Indoor and Outdoor advertising company based in Mombasa but with a working scope of most of the coastal regions and other areas in Kenya as well. We work with clients from diverse fields such as the National government through the various ministries and government bodies like KeRRA , The Kenya Police Service, County governments of Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Lamu and Tana River, Corporates like Kitui Flour Mills,  The Alpha Group, The FFK Group, Console base Ltd, Vapco Construction Co. ltd, Schools like The Aga Khan Academy, Oshwal Academy as well as medium and micro enterprises and individual clients both walk in and online based. We have an exceptional team of experts with more than 18 years working experience in the branding industry as well as exceptional client service so a to ensure our clients are happy and satisfied with their products.

Balanced Scorecard East Africa

Balanced Scorecard Eastern Africa (BSEA) is a Strategy and Performance Management Consulting and Training firm that provides simple, practical performance improvement solutions that incorporate proven methodologies and software. Training and change management are an integral part of our solutions. We were initially founded as Verve Consulting in 2008 trading as Balanced Scorecard Eastern Africa to reflect the nature of our business. Balanced Scorecard Eastern Africa was later registered as a limited entity in 2014.