Profitable businesses to do during rainy season in Kenya


During rainy season there are plenty of profitable businesses to do in Kenya. Here is the list:

Online taxi business

Most people would prefer using taxi than commuting because of rain. Set aside Ksh 300,000 to Ksh 500,000 and buy a car which you will register under Uber or Bolt. You will generate profits of more than Ksh1,000 daily.

Coffee shop

Another ideal business during rainy season. You need a capital of Ksh 200,000 to Ksh 600,000. In Nairobi CBD,you will require a capital of above Ksh 1 million to set up the business. Coffee shop will yield Ksh 2,000 to Ksh 20,000 per day.


Most people get sick during rainy season, there is malaria, typhoid, pneumonia, common cold and other diseases associated with cold weather and rain. Set up a chemist to provide emergency treatment and drugs for your customers.

Selling umbrella in the streets

You will never lack customers to sell umbrellas to. But you should hawk them in order to maximize profits.

Boda boda business

You should also start boda boda business because it’s also profitable during rainy season. In fact you will charge your customer even 3 times because some of the roads are difficult to pass. If you don’t have capital, you can get a loan from the likes of Mogo and Watu Credit.

Shoe shining

Most people going to offices will not enter the offices with muddy shoes. Shoe shining will solve their problem. During rainy season, this is one of the most profitable businesses in Kenya.

Food delivery business

People order food from home, they don’t want to go out and eat. You can offer food delivery business and make a lot of money. Identify a good location especially for middle class and let people trust your services.

Grocery shop

Many people in the village have plenty of food during rainy season, they even throw a lot to the dustbins. Vegetables and fruits are in plenty. Surprisingly, those in town who don’t grow vegetables and fruits will always buy. During rainy season, the profit margins will be high because you’ll be buying cheaply. Set up a grocery shop in Nairobi and make millions.

Selling blankets, duvets and rain coats

This is another profitable business during rainy season. People are forced to keep warm, they buy rain coats, duvets and blankets at any price. The demand for these products is very high.

Hotel business

Start selling food and tea in your hotel, you will not regret your choice. During rainy season, people spend most of their times either in hotels or at home—they aren’t in the streets.

Breakdown business

Buy a strong vehicle and convert into a breakdown to tow cars and other big vehicles. During rainy season, breakdown business is very profitable especially in big towns and cities. You will position them along the highways or near the flooding areas.


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