Best Profitable business to start with Ksh20, 000 in Kenya (2023/2024)


If you have Ksh 20, 000, it’s enough to start a profitable business in Kenya. There are a number of businesses this money can start particular in major towns and cities. A capital of Ksh 20,000 will yield a profit of Ksh 500 and above daily.

Here is a list of the best businesses to start with this capital:

  • Selling samosa,sausages,smokies and boiled eggs

Selling samosa, sausages, smokies and boiled eggs is one of the most profitable businesses to start in major towns. You need a capital of Ksh10,000 to Ksh20,000 only. The good thing is that you don’t need a license from the county, you only pay Ksh20 to Ksh50 per day to the County Government.

You will make over Ksh 500 daily from this business.

  • Selling Muguka

Muguka business is also very profitable in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru and Mount Kenya region. Set up a miraa base for just Ksh 10,000 to Ksh20, 000 and see how fast you will grow. This business can even generate a profit of more than Ksh5, 000 daily.

  • Sell clean water in estates

If you live in Nairobi or Mombasa,buy a mkokoteni and employ people to supply clean water in estates.The price of buying one mkokoteni can be as low as Ksh15,000.

You will be buying 20 litre of water for Ksh 5 and sell for Ksh15.In a day,your profits will be above Ksh500.

  • Grocery shop

Start a small grocery shop where you sell fruits and vegetables. The capital can be as little as Ksh10,000.

  • Sell mutura

Mutura is a good business to start in Nairobi Eastlands, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu or Eldoret.It’s very profitable. The capital is from Ksh10,000.

  • Rear kienyeji chicken

If you have enough space in your home, buy at least 100 kienyeji chicken, grow them and sell at a profit. Buying one will cost Ksh100 to Ksh200 but you will sell the same for Ksh800 to Ksh1, 200.

  • Grow Kienyeji vegetables

The demand for kienyeji vegetables in Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, Mombasa and other towns is high. People in Nairobi consume a lot of them and the demand is more than

You need a small piece of land, even a quarter an acre and spend a capital of Ksh 10,00 and below.

  • Home salon

Start your own salon from home with a capital of less than Ksh20, 000.You only need your hands, some cosmetics and water. Since you operate from your house, you don’t need money to rent a premise or for a trade license.

  • Sell mandazi and chapati

If you live in Eastlands Nairobi start the business of selling Mandazi and Chapati, it’s very profitable. A capital of Ksh 5,000 to Ksh20,000 is enough.

The business is good in Mombasa, Nakuru and Kisumu as well.

  • Sell chipsy and fresh juice

Set up a base for selling chipsy and fresh juice.You can sell along the major roads where you don’t need a house to rent.

  • Mitumba business/hawking

If your capital is less that Ksh 20,000,you can choose to start mitumba business or hawking.This business needs a lot of dedication but it’s worth a try.


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