The Kenya Sugar Board (KSB) is the regulatory body of the Sugar Industry, established on 1st April, 2002, under the Sugar Act 2001, succeeding the defunct Kenya Sugar Authority. The mandate of the Kenya Sugar Board as stipulated in Section 4 (1) and 4 (2) of the Sugar Act 2001 is as follows:
- Regulate, develop and promote the Sugar Industry.
- Co-ordinate the activities of individuals and organizations within the industry.
- Facilitate equitable access to the benefits and resources of the industry by all interested parties.
Our Vision Statement
“To be the best Regulator and facilitator of a World Class multi-product sugar cane industry”
Our Mission Statement
“To facilitate a multi –product sugar cane industry that is efficient, diversified and globally competitive”.
Product and service excellence: We value our stakeholders and strive to exceed their expectations through excellent service delivery.
- Competitiveness: We are committed to engaging in practices that ensure competitiveness in a global setting.
- Teamwork: In order to meet our goals, we practice teamwork to optimise the synergies of individual and collective human resource, talent and capacity.
- Integrity: We uphold virtues of integrity through honesty, confidentiality and fairness in discharging our responsibilities.
- Efficiency: With highly motivated staff, we ensure optimum utilization of all resources available to deliver quality and timely services to all stakeholders.
- Accountability: We endeavour to manage the resources entrusted to us in a professional and transparent manner.
- Social Responsibility: We endeavour to be socially responsible to our stakeholders and society and pursue our goals through socially acceptable practices that preserve the environment, promote socio-economic development and add value to our country.
The Kenya Sugar Board is charged with the responsibility of regulating, developing and promoting the Kenya Sugar Industry. Its specific roles are to:
- Co-ordinate the activities of individuals and organizations within the industry;
- Facilitate the equitable access to the benefits and resources of the industry by all interested parties;
- Formulate and implement overall policies and plans for the development of the industry;
- Act as an intermediary between the Government and the industry;
- Facilitate the flow of research findings to interested parties;
- Monitor the domestic market in to identify and advice on any distortions in the sugar market;
- Facilitate the arbitration of disputes among interested parties;
- Facilitate the export of Local sugar;
- Promote and encourage the use of environment friendly technologies in the industry;
- Provide advisory services to growers and millers;
- Facilitate an equitable mechanism for the pricing of sugar-cane and appropriation of proceeds from the disposal of the by-products of sugar production between growers and millers;
- Represent the industry in other organizations that are relevant to the promotion of the industry;
- Oversee the formulation of standard provisions governing the mutual rights and obligations of growers and millers;
- Collect collate and analyze industry statistics and maintain a database for the industry; and
- Promote the efficiency and development of the industry through the establishment of appropriate institutional linkages.