30 best and most profitable businesses to start in Nairobi 2023


There are a total of 25 best businesses to start in Nairobi in 2022.in Nairobi, if you start a profitable business, chances of becoming a millionaire within a couple of years are high. The circulation of money in Nairobi is very high.

We have listed a total of 30 most profitable businesses to start in Nairobi in 2025 and the profits expected per month.

  1. PlayStation
  2. Car wash
  3. Petrol Station
  4. Bodaboda spare part business
  5. Giving out bodaboda on loan
  6. Grocery shop
  7. Chemist
  8. Wines and Spirits
  9. Selling cereals
  10. Executive salon ,SPA and kinyozi
  11. Selling mitumba bales
  12. Selling fresh juice
  13. Hardware shop
  14. Selling bottled water
  15. Recruitment agency
  16. Hotel business
  17. Car hire business
  18. Airbnb
  19. Developing rental houses
  20. Buying and selling land
  21. Garage business
  22. Motor vehicle spare part business
  23. Construction company
  24. Events organizing & catering company
  25. Shylock business
  26. MPESA Shop
  27. Luggage storage business
  28. Garbage collection business
  29. Toilets business
  30. Long distance matatu business
  31. Cake baking business
  32. Electronics shop
  33. Mobile phone repair business
  34. Daycare


Capital required=Ksh400,000 – Ksh 1 million

Expected profit=Ksh 5,000-Ksh20,000 per day

Car wash

Capital=Ksh 150,000 – Ksh 400,000

Profit=Ksh 5,000-Ksh 20,000 per day

Petrol Station

Capital=Ksh 5 million-Ksh20 million

Profit=Ksh20,000 –Ksh200,000 per day

Bodaboda spare parts business

Capital=Ksh1 million

Profit=Ksh 2,000 –Ksh20,000 per day

Bodaboda on loan

Capital=Ksh1 million-Ksh3 million

Expected profit=Ksh 3,000 –Ksh30,000 per day

Grocery shop

Capital=Ksh20,000-Ksh 300,000

Profit=Ksh1,000 to Ksh40,00 per day


Captal=Ksh 400,00-Ksh 1 million

Profit=Ksh3,000- Ksh 50,000 per day

  • Wines and Spirits


Profits=Ksh2,000-Ksh 30,00 per day

  • Selling cereals

Capital=Ksh50,000-Ksh 300,000

Profit=Ksh1,000-Ksh 30,000 per day

  • Executive Salon,SPA and Salon

Capital=Ksh 300,000-Ksh 1.5 million

Profit=Ksh 2,000-Ksh 20,000 per day

  • Selling mitumba bales

Capital=Ksh 300,000-Ksh1 million

Profit=Ksh 5,000 –Ksh 30,000 per day

  • Hardware shop

Capital=Ksh 1 million-Ksh 5 million

Profit=Ksh 10,000-Ksh100,000 per day

  • Selling bottled water

Capital=Ksh 300,000-Ksh 1 million

Profit=Ksh 3,000-Ksh 30,000 per day

  • Recruitment agency for gulf companies

Capital=Ksh200,000-Ksh 1 million

Profit=Ksh5,000-Ksh30,000 per day

  • Hotel business

Capital=Ksh 200,000-Ksh 2 million

Profit=Ksh 2,000-Ksh 50,000 per day

  • Car hire business

Capital=Ksh 1 million and above

Profit=Ksh3,000 and above per day

  • Airbnb

Capital=Ksh20,000-Ksh 100,000

Profit=Ksh 1,000-Ksh10,000 per day

  • Developing rental houses

Capital=Ksh 1million and above

Profit=Ksh30,000 and above per month

  • Garage business

Capital=Ksh 500,000-Ksh2 million

Profit=Ksh 5,000-Ksh 50,000 per day

  • Motor vehicle spare part business

Capital=Ksh 1 million-Ksh3 million

Profit=Ksh 5,000 and above per day

  • Shylock business

Capital=Ksh 100,000 and above

Profit=Ksh 2,000and above per day.

  • MPESA shop

Capital=Ksh 100,000 and above

Profit=Ksh1, 000 and above per day

  • Garbage collection business

Capital=Ksh 500,000 –Ksh3 million

Profit=over Ksh 5,000 per day

  • Electronics shop

Capital=Ksh1 million-Ksh10 million

Profit=Ksh 3,000 – Ksh50,000 per day

  • Cake baking business

Capital=Ksh 300,000-Ksh1 million

Profit=Ksh 3,000-Ksh50,000 per day

  • Daycare business

Capital=Ksh 100,000-Ksh1 million

Profit=over Ksh 20,000 per month


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