As the International Blue Economy Conference begins in Nairobi on Monday, Kilifi county has earmarked key projects aimed at transforming community and boosting the economy of the nation.
Among the projects is crab farming which is now emerging as one of the world’s largest export business.
Already an italian investor with Kenyan citizenship in Magarini constituency, has set up the first crab hatchery and out grower farm in the remote Cheshalle Island, which will probably be one of the largest project for tapping in the Blue Economy in the East Africa region.
Justin Aniere the owner of Cheshalle Mud Crab who also owns a tourist resort says
his idea was to have an alternative business of hatching crabs and sell crabs to local community then buy them at maturity stage for export after the collapse of the tourism sector.