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The factory can produce about 7.8 billion pellets of chewing gum annually

US headquartered Mars Wrigley Confectionery has cemented its business in the East and Central Africa region with the new state of the art Ksh7billion (USD68.9 million) manufacturing plant in Athi River, Machakos County, Kenya.

The plant was officially commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday. The President was represented by Industry, Trade and Cooperatives Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya.

Kenyatta has since hailed Mars Wrigley for putting up the new factory citing the need to invest in additional manufacturing capacity to create more jobs for Kenyans.

The investment gels well with his ambitious Big Four Agenda’s manufacturing pillar that seeks to increase manufacturing’s contribution to GDP from the current 8.5 per cent to 15 per cent by 2022.

“To create the desired jobs, we need to invest in existing and new industries that will grow our country’s manufacturing capacity …