The Kenya Digital Chamber of Commerce is membership based business organization that serves members through digital platforms in terms of business to business interactions, sharing their concerns about the business climate in their areas of operation and even drawing programs that address these concerns. This is in addition to offering a host of services of high standard commensurate with those offered by chambers of commerce all over the world but on an online platform.
We are the voice of our members when the business climate becomes hostile; we inform them about new legislation and make it possible for them to react accordingly; we are their conduit to input into new legislation; and we work with them to lobby for the repeal of existing laws that are not business friendly. We are partners in business development, in business education and training; we keep them in touch with their peers locally, regionally and internationally through business forums, trade missions, newsletters and other networking activities. We keep members informed about relevant business activities taking place locally and internationally to ensure they are up to date and in tandem with their peers in their chosen areas of business.
Mr. Joseph Mbuthia Gichuru, has been a business leader for close to four decades. A marketer by profession Gichuru was among the pioneer indigenous Kenyan drivers of the Agricultural Society of Kenya where he concluded his service as the chairman of the Nakuru ASK Show. More recently he served as chairman of the Nakuru branch of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry for two consecutive terms. Gichuru is a prominent businessman with vast interests in the hospitality industry, in the retail and education sectors, in security services and in real estate development and management. He is a director of Kenya Shield Security Limited, Joes Inn, Eldorado Lodge, People’s Mall, Njoro Academy and St. Elizabeth Hostels among other businesses. Gichuru continues to give back to society as Patron of the Child Welfare Society and as Live Governor of the Agricultural Society of Kenya among other charitable services.
Mrs Christine Njeri is a major player in the grooming and beauty sector in Nakuru County. She plunged into entrepreneurship after 20 years in the insurance industry where she worked initially in Marketing and Public Relations and later, after specialized training, in the field of quality compliance and fraud detection. As part of her determination to give back to society, Njeri is currently working with widowed women who she is helping to regain financial security as well as personal fulfilment.
Committees of the Digital Chamber
The operations of the Chamber are managed by working committees that are set up on a need basis. Each committee plays a pivotal role in policy formulation and information sharing and covers a specific area of interest. Members are encourage to join at least one committee that is relevant to their line of business. The current committees include:
International Trade Committee
Transport and Infrastructure
Digital and Communications
Food and Beverages Committee
Finance and Securities Committee
Education and Training Committee