Top 10 Women In Africa’s Manufacturing Industry

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Written by Lillian Mutiso
Tabitha Karanja, Founder and CEO Keroche Breweries. (image: twitter.com)
Tabitha Karanja, Founder and CEO Keroche Breweries. (image: twitter.com)

Tabitha Karanja – Kenya

Kenyan businessman and industrialist Tabitha Karanja, 52, founded Keroche Breweries, the first fully owned Kenyan beer manufacturer in 1998, in partnership with her husband, Joseph Karanja. She was awarded ‘Moran of Burning Spear’ by former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki in recognition of her efforts to liberalize the beer manufacturing industry in the country. Keroche Breweries is the largest competitor to East African Breweries, which has for years monopolized the Kenyan beer manufacturing industry.