MR. CHANAN SINGH CHATTHE IS A SECOND GENERATION INDIAN SETTLED IN KISUMU, KENYA.
He is one of the large scale farmers that have been cultivating sugarcane in the Kibos area for the past 90 years. In 1983 Mr. Chanan Singh Chatthe and his three sons Mr. Satwant Singh Chatthe, Mr. Sukhwinder Singh Chatthe and Mr. Ragbhir Singh Chatthe started a firm, M/s Channan Agricultural Contractors (K) Ltd, to transport sugarcane for Mumias Sugar Co. Ltd, Chemelil Sugar Co. Ltd and South Nyanza Sugar Co. Ltd.
The firm also undertook land development work for other farmers and also for institutions such as Kenya Sugar Research Foundation (KESREF) and the Kenya Seed Company Ltd.
Since the Channan family owns and operates its own sugarcane farms and transport business, it expanded it’s operations and vertically integrated its own and neighbouring sugar growing operations in the area by establishing a 1650 tons cane per day greenfields sugar cane factory, business at Kibos.
This has allowed them to be independent of the two government mills, which were previously purchasing their cane. To facilitate this, Kibos Sugar and Allied Industries Ltd (KSAIL) was formed on the 1st September, 1999. KSAIL is approximately 10kms East of Kisumu, which is the third largest city of Kenya.