Low cost businesses with highest profits in Kenya—make Ksh 3,000 to Ksh 30,000 daily



Many Kenyans are limited in terms of capital—they don’t have enough money to start business—which is why they prefer to start low cost businesses with highest profits. In our list below, we discuss some of the most profitable businesses to start with low capital in Kenya. Expected profits of Ksh 3,000 to Ksh 30,000 daily

Grocery shop

A grocery shop is one of the most profitable businesses in Nairobi and other major cities where practice in agriculture is minimal. You will be specializing in selling vegetables and fruits. Capital required is in the range of Ksh 20,000 and Ksh 50,000. Daily profits range between Ksh 1,000 and Ksh 30,000 depending on the scale of the business.


Chemist shop can be started with less than Ksh 500,000, but it’s extremely profitable. If you set it up in a crowded estate like Eastleigh, making over Ksh 10,000 per day is easy.

But you must have health related qualification for you to operate a chemist. But if you don’t possess the qualifications, partner with one with the same.

Selling electrical appliances

The competition for this business isn’t high, it’s one of the businesses which most people don’t think of running. Electrical appliances have high profit margins. You’ll buy one item for Ksh 1,000 and sell the same for Ksh 2,000.

The capital for starting this business is Ksh 300,000 to Ksh 500,000

Wines & Spirits

If set up in a strategic location, it will generate decent profits. You can start with a stock of Ksh 50 only.

Daily profits will be above Ksh 1,000. In a place like Nairobi, you will make over Ksh 3,000 per day.

Make sure you are in good books with the police.

Selling jaba in Nairobi

Set up a jaba base in Nairobi where you sell jaba, groundnuts and coffee. The business is underrated but very profitable. In a day, you will be earning Ksh 1,000 and above. Your capital will be less than Ksh20k.

Airbnb business

Another good business to start in our cities and earn high profits. Airbnb will cost you Ksh100,000 to Ksh 300,000 to start but it’s extremely profitable. Make sure your client’s security and privacy is guaranteed. You should also provide excellent services.


PlayStation business costs Ksh 300,000 to Ksh 500,000 to start. It’s also among the most profitable businesses in Kenya. But it should be set up in a secure environment with CCTV installed. During holiday seasons when students are at home, people won’t get space in your business—clients will fill the seats.

Running YouTube channel

YouTube is one of the sources of making money online. Starting a channel is free and after picking up, you’ll make a lot of money. YouTube has not capped on the amount of money you’ll make—your efforts will determine your income.

With 1 million views, you will make Ksh 120,000 to Ksh 200,000 in Kenya.

Uji Power business

Uji power can generate profits of more than Ksh 150,000 per month. Kenyan men have for a long time been looking for that extra energy in order to perform, now they have found it in Uji Power. A capital of Ksh 30,000 to Ksh 50,000 is enough to start the business.

Selling bottled water

Starting bottled water business will cost below Ksh 1 million.in Kenya, any business demanding a capital of below Ksh 1 million is low cost business. You will get

Real Estate agency

Start the business of managing rental property and linking buyers and sellers of property. The business primary pays commissions. If you become a trusted real estate agent, you will get rich really quickly.

You don’t even need an office to start the business, social media is the right platform to launch it.

Small restaurant in Nairobi

In Nairobi, running a hotel is a good thing. Most people don’t cook in their houses at lunch time, they opt to feed from cheap hotels. Do a survey to determine the best place to set up the business. Your capital can be as low as Ksh 200,000.

Cereals business in Nairobi

Nairobi is the ideal place to set up cereals business. You require a capital of Ksh 100,000 to Ksh 200,000. The business will pull in over Ksh 1,000 daily.

Cereals business will do well in middle and low income estates.

Mitumba bale business

You don’t have to have millions for you to set up mitumba bale business. Nowadays there are stores along Mombasa road at Cabanas where mitumba bales are sold.

Let people make orders, then deliver to them after payment is made. You will earn up to Ksh 6,000 per bale.

The capital for this business can be as low as Ksh 100,000.

Car wash business

Car wash is highly profitable anywhere in Kenya. The cost of starting one is Ksh 150,000 to Ksh 300,000. You will be making more than Ks 1,500 per day.


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