Tobacco leaves

British American Tobacco Kenya plc

British American Tobacco Group's business in Kenya began in 1907.

Our parent company, British American Tobacco Group, is one the world's most international businesses.

British American Tobacco Kenya plc is part of a truly global organisation operating in a diverse and highly competitive market. We are committed to operating a sustainable and environmentally friendly business whilst maintaining our position as Kenya’s leading tobacco company.

We are a public listed company at the Nairobi Securities Exchange, with approximately 40% of the shares owned by the public.

BAT Kenya operates with approximately 450 full-time employees. Although our business is complex and competitive, it has always been guided by the highest standards of excellence. Our reputation for high quality tobacco products is the result of our commitment to employing exceptional people. We have always been committed to recruiting, developing and retaining outstanding employees in our business functions.

Harm reduction

We know tobacco products pose real and serious health risks and the only way to avoid these risks is not to use them. But many adults choose to smoke, so our top priority continues to be working towards reducing these risks and making available a range of less risky tobacco and nicotine-based alternatives.

Read more about the health risks of smoking , as well as our approach to harm reduction  on our Group website.

British American Tobacco Kenya plc Operations

BAT Kenya operates as a vertically integrated company, meaning that we are involved in activities ranging from the growing of tobacco leaf to the sale and distribution of our finished products.

Tobacco farmers
We engage in tobacco leaf growing through a strong group of approximately 5,000 farmers across the country, mainly concentrated in Migori, Bungoma and Meru counties.

In our quest for quality and sustainability, we support these farmers by providing high standard seed, fertilisers and other inputs, including safety equipment. This is a loan arrangement which helps us control the quality of crop and ensure the safety of farmers, while at the same time making it easy for the farmers to invest in tobacco growing without worrying about start-up capital as long as they have land. We also have a strong team of agronomists who work as field extension officers, supporting our farmers throughout the growing, harvesting, curing and marketing processes.

The tobacco bought from these contracted farmers is taken through our primary processing plant (Green Leaf Threshing) facility in Thika, then to our cigarette making factory in Industrial Area, Nairobi.

In all these operations, sustainability and responsibility is a key consideration at BAT.

You can learn more about sustainability  and how we work at our group website, 


Company facts

450 employees
Main brands: Dunhill, Rothmans, Embassy, Sportsman, SM, Safari, Rooster

Visit our global ingredients website  to learn more about our products. 

Contact us

British American Tobacco Kenya plc
08 Likoni Road, Industrial Area
P.O. Box 30000 – 00100 GPO

Tel: +254 (0) 711 062 000
Toll Free Number: 0800 720 150


Communications Office
Caroline Mavuti

BAT Group contacts

Raising concerns and reporting

Staff and business partners are welcome to report any concerns about our business conduct via our confidential and independently managed external whistleblowing portal:

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We are always interested in recruiting new, talented and motivated employees.

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