Ministry of Trade, Industry, MSMEs, Innovation and Co-operatives

The Ministry is dedicated to fostering a vibrant and inclusive business environment. We work to empower cooperatives, propel trade and investment, and support the growth of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).


To provide an enabling business environment through appropriate incentives, innovation and support to promote trade, Industry and viable cooperative for job and wealth creation.


 To be a facilitator in catalyzing competitive growth of Trade, Cooperatives and Investments.

Our Minister

Madam Mawia brings a wealth of experience and passion to the role of Minister of Trade, Industry, MSMEs, Innovation, and Cooperatives. Throughout their career, She has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to fostering economic development and empowering local businesses.

She has a proven track record of success in spearheading economic development projects. This experience, coupled with a deep understanding of Kitui’s unique economic landscape, positions her to effectively guide the Ministry in achieving its goals of creating a thriving business environment, promoting job creation, and driving sustainable economic growth for the county.

Rose Mawia Mutuku

County Executive Committee Member

Michael Mutisya Kalii
Chief Officer
Trade, Industry, MSMEs and County EIZs
Paul Ngei Monyi
Chief Officer
Co-operative and Citizen Group Economic Empowerment Initiative


Trade and Investment

Improving the legal and regulatory framework for businesses, attracting investment, constructing and maintaining market infrastructure, and promoting trade activities.

Cooperatives Development

Supporting the growth and development of cooperatives, ensuring good governance practices, and promoting member participation.

Micro, Small, & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

Empowering MSMEs to grow and succeed by providing capacity building, access to finance, and market linkages.

What drives us?

Empowering Cooperatives

Empowering communities, conserving resources, shaping a sustainable future for all.

Promoting Trade and Investment

We are dedicated to attracting investment, improving the legal framework for businesses, and enhancing market infrastructure.

Supporting MSMEs

Our focus is on empowering micro, small, and medium enterprises by providing access to finance, training, and market linkages.

Fostering Innovation and Technology

We aim to promote research and facilitate technology adoption, and encourage the development of technological solutions.


Empowering Cooperatives

The program surpassed its target for registered cooperative societies and their memberships, fostering a more inclusive economy.

Boosting MSMEs

The Ministry exceeded its target for loans issued through the County Empowerment Fund, directly supporting micro and small businesses.

Enhancing Market Infrastructure

The program established four cottage industries, exceeding its target and promoting value addition within the county.

Promoting Fair Trade Practices

The Ministry achieved its targets for enforcing weights and measures, ensuring fair competition and protecting consumers within the county's marketplace.

The Ministry acknowledged limitations such as insufficient funding and staffing constraints. Despite these hurdles, they achieved or surpassed several targets, demonstrating their commitment to progress.