Sometimes, good things happen more by accident than by design, like the birth of Brookside Dairy in 1993. Milk production in Kenya was at its lowest with farmers in despair after the sole dairy company suddenly collapsed. There was a milk surplus in the market, but nobody to process it.

From this difficult moment, a small enterprise was set up at Kahawa Sukari Ranch with about 20 employees hand packaging 1,000 liters of milk a day. Its name: Brookside Dairy.


  • 1993 – Brookside is born
  • 1996 – Brookside hits 100,000 liters of milk a day
  • 2013 – Brookside acquires Molo milk
  • 2015 – Brookside starts producing powder milk