Price Of Cement In Kenya

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Price List Of Cheapest Cement Brands In Kenya

Cement Manufacturer In Kenya Price Of Cement Per Bag In Kenya
Bamburi Cements 500-600 shillings
Simba Cement 500-600 shillings
Nyumba Cement 500-600 shillings
Savana Cement 500-600 shillings
Blue Triangle Cement 500-600 shillings

Price of cement in kenya

The factory price of a 50kg bag of cement in Kenya June 2022

The prices below are the comparison of the price of cement from the 5 top suppliers of cement in Kenya. We have reviewed the price of both 32.5 and 42.5 grade cement

Supplier Type of cement Price per 50kg bag
Mombasa Cement 32.5 Ksh.660
42.5 Ksh.850
Bamburi Cement limited 32.5 Ksh.640
42.5 Ksh.905
Savannah Cement limited 32.5 Ksh.600
42.5 Ksh.970
East African Portland Cement


32.5 Ksh.620
42.5 Ksh.1100
National Cement Limited


32.5 Ksh.590
42.5 Ksh.850

Here is the price of cement per 50 kg bag in Kenya

The price of cement per 50 kg in Kenya is 500 to 600 shillings. The price of cement per kg in Kenya varies with the brand, quality and type of cement.

The price of cement in Kenya has been relatively constant over the years compared to other construction inputs.

The fact that we have cement manufacturing companies within the country has facilitated such a relatively low and constant price.

The price of cement in Kenya might differ a little bit depending on the location and brand.

Today, we present you with the latest approximate cost of cement in Kenya.

While the prices are bound to change over time and depending on a number of factors, they shall always be slightly lower or above the prices below. 

Why is the price of cement different parts of Kenya 

The price of cement in Kenya varies a lot from region to region. For instance, the price of cement in Nairobi shall always be lower than the price of cement in other parts of rural Kenya.

This is because areas that are far from the cement manufacturing areas must incur the expense of transportation.

However, the price does not skyrocket because of this and shall always be something around the below values.  

How much does a bag/pack of cement cost in Kenya 

First, it depends on the number of bags you are buying. The more the number of bags, the lower the price per bag.

 List Of Wholesale Cement Suppliers In Kenya

There are many cement companies in Kenya that supply cement all over Kenya in wholesale quantities. Down below is a list of the top cement companies in Kenya.

1. Bamburi cement

It is one of the oldest and best cement supplier companies in Kenya. It was founded in 1955. Together with Nguvu brand, they own 40% of the market share.

2. East African Portland cement

It is among the best cement distributors in Kenya. It began as a trading firm that used to import cement from the UK.

The company worked as an agent of Blue Circle industries in the UK. It was given the name Portland due to the similarity in the colour of the cement from the Portland stone mined in England.

3. Mombasa cement limited

It is among the best cement companies in Kenya, specialising in he manufacture of various construction materials. Its headquarters is located in Mombasa, with stations in Kilifi and Athi River. The company was previously privately owned, but as of 2017, it partnered with Mombasa county.

4. Savannahs cement

Savannah cement company is owned by private investors that have managed to bring the firm to an estimated value of 10 million. Savannah cement company is located in Nairobi and produces around 2.4 million tons of cement each year.

5.ARM cement limited

Previously known as Athi River cement limited, is one of the largest cement distributors in Kenya, and contributed to the largest economy in East Africa. Its headquarters are located in Nairobi.

However, expect to spend atleast 600-700 per bag of cement in kenya. Again, as said earlier, these prices are bond to change from time to time depending on factors like brand and location. 

Here are some of the best cement brands in kenya 

Bamburi Cement 

Bamburi Cement is located in Mombasa, Nairobi and Athi river.

Being one of the oldest cement companies in kenya, the brand has survived the test to be one of the best cements in Kenya. The headquarters of bamburi Cement are in Bamburi, Mombasa. 

Rhino Cement 

Rhino Cement hasn’t been here for long but they are hitting the market hard.

They are located in Athi river Kenya and market their products inside and outside kenya.  

East African Portland Cement 

The east African Portland Cement has been around for fairly long. The company is headquarters in Athi river Kenya and is one of the largest cement Manufacturers in kenya. 

Savanna Cement 

Savanna Cement are new to the Kenyan cement market. However, they have been able to sail through the Kenyan market, thanks to their affordable pricing.


  • Find the total wall area by taking the length of the walls and multiplying it by the wall height.

    That is: ( Area =Length x Width )

  • Here is an example using our figures:
    • Wall A= 8000mm
    • Wall B=7755mm
    • Wall C=3675mm,
    • Wall D=4100mm
    • Wall E=3900mm
    • Wall F=7950mm
    • Wall G=3525mm
    • Wall H=5975mm
    • Wall I5600mm
    • Wall J=4425mm
    • Wall K=4200mm

  • Calculate the length, using the length of vertical walls first, i.e. left to right, then horizontal walls (top to bottom)

  • The perimeter of the wall is 59,105 mm.

    The sample perimeter of our wall is 59,105 mm

  • Use 3000mm as the height of the wall.

    We shall use 3000 mm as our height

  • Now we find the total area of the wall including the openings

    Approximate wall area including openings =59105mmx3000mm= 177,315,000mm

  • Subtract the area of the openings from the total area

    We will need to subtract the area of the wall openings for the entrance, doors, and windows to get the actual wall area.

  • There are 6 doors each measuring 900mmx2100mm

    Therefore the total area of the door openings shall be, 6x900mmx2100mm= 11,340,000mm2

  • There is one window measuring 600mmx600mm and 8 others measuring 1200mmx1200mm

    Therefore the total single window opening area shall be 600mmx600mm=6,930,000mm2
    The total window area of the remaining windows shall be 8x1200mmx1200m= 11,520,000mm2

  • Now subtract the total area of openings from the total wall area

    The total area of openings is 11,340,000+11,520,000+360,000+6.930,000mm2= 30,150,000mm2.
    Therefore, 177,315,000-30,150,000mm2= 147,165,000mm2

  • You will also have to remember about the area of foundation walls which depends on the number of courses laid.

    For this building, we have used four courses of block wall as the foundation which is also known as the strip foundation and it is roughly 900mm high. We will have to multiply the perimeter of the walls from the first step by the height of the foundation wall.

  • The total area of the foundation wall is

    Area of the foundation wall = 59105mmx900mm=53,194,500mm2

  • Now find the total wall area of the foundation walls and house walls

    The total wall area =Ground floor wall area+Foundation wall area

  • Now find the total number of blocks

    The area of one block is 225mmx450mm=101,250mm2
    To find the number of blocks, we are to divide the total wall area by the area of one block. Therefore, the number of blocks is 200,359,500÷101,250=1978.86 blocks

  • That will be approximately 1980 blocks but also remember to add a certain percentage for breakages and cut-offs. If you use high-quality vibrated blocks, you will only need to add a little.

    This guide has been a guide to the formula for calculating the number of blocks needed to build a 1,2,3 or 4-bedroomed house.

They are located in Athi river, like most of cement companies in Kenya. 

What causes cement price fluctuations in Kenya 

Power Issues 

In Kenya, the main suppler of electricity is Kenya power and lighting company. KPLC is fond of poor connectivity and constant power outages.

Cement companies depend on power to run the heavy machinery used in production, when there is no electricity, they are forced to use alternative means of energy which is expensive.  

Shift in the cost of transportation 

Cement is bulky and involves a lot of transportation of the raw materials and the finished products.

Transportation in Kenya is mostly by toads and greatly affected by flactuations in the price of fuel.

Therefore, when the price of fuel hikes, the cost of transportation rises making the cost of production hight.  

Changes in the policy of government 

The government is always designing means to manage and make companies work for the great benefit of the citizens.

Changes to government policies specific to companies affect cement companies also and thereby causing fluctuations in cement prices in Kenya  

Frequently Asked Questions About Building Cement In Kenya

What is the price of Bamburi cement

Bamburi cement costs 500+ shillings per bag.

 Reducing The Cost Of Building A House In Kenya

What is the cost of 1 bag of cement in Kenya?

The price of a bag of cement in Kenya is 500+ Depending on the brand of cement in Kenya, you shall spend slightly above or below 500 shillings. Cement meant for special purpose like tile fixing are cheaper at a cost of 150+ shillings per bag.

What is the wholesale price of cement in Kenya

The wholesale price of cement in Kenya is 500 to 600 shillings per bag. Depending on the brand of cement you plan to buy wholesale, this price might vary a little bit.

How many bags of cement do I need for a 3 bedroom house in Kenya

You shall need 598 bags of cement to build a three-bedroom house in Kenya. The number of bags of cement needed to build your house in Kenya varies depending on many custom factors of building your planned 3 bedroom house in Kenya.

Which is the best cement brand in Kenya?

The best cement brand in Kenya is Bamburi cement, Savana cement, and blue Triangle Cement. Other cement brands in Kenya are also of good quality and you should consider the cost of cement rather than the type and brand of cement in Kenya.

What is the cost of a 50kg bag of cement in Kenya?

The cost of a 50kg bag of cement in Kenya is between 500 to 600 shillings.

How many kgs is one bag of cement in Kenya?

One bag of cement in Kenya is 50 kgs by weight.

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