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The knitters

Our people are passionate about Kenana Knitters, we are a family that is made up of friends, neighbors and relatives. There are numerous threads that connect our knitters to each other and we all love being part of the team.

Kenana Knitters provides not only a fair wage but also, regular steady employment. We have created a space where the women are able to take charge of their own lives and build a brighter future for themselves and their families. We ensure that our knitters are treated with respect and dignity.


Paddy Nightingale, Our Founder

Paddy founded Kenana Knitters to provide the women in the area with a sustainable income, since then the organisation has grown by leaps and bounds, but Paddy can still be found in her office.. dedicated to the ladies, and to designing more of the perfect creations we have today

Hana Akai


Head of Production

Kenana has been very good to me, my immediate and extended family. As the oldest sibling; after the death of my parents a lot of responsibilities fell on me. I have been able
to support my brothers and sisters through my work at Kenana and they are now all
independent with families of their own.

Irene Akeno



So many of us have come to Kenana when we were completely desperate, we had reached a point where we didn't know where to go to find help. I was very lucky, Paddy helped me and my child, and then she gave me a job. Asante Sana!

Peninah Nyambura


Knitter and Supervisor

Kenana is a great place to work, with a friendly and conducive working and learning environment. I am really happy to be a part of this wonderful team

Tabitha Wanjiru



When I look back at how far I have come, I can only be grateful to Kenana for the opportunity that it gives to women like me. Thank you Kenana Knitters

Purity Wacuka


Record Keeper

My work at Kenana Knitters has enabled me to educate my two daughters as well as make an investment in land where my husband and I have built a permanent family home. I am grateful for the opportunity that Paddy has give me. 

Regina Ngonyo



Thank you very much to Kenana Knitters for giving women work and for believing in us. I pray for the continued prosperity of the company.

martha wanjira


Office Assistant

I want to thank Kenana for giving me an opportunity to become a knitter. The homeopathic clinic has been a great support for my daughter’s illness. Through Kenana I am able to obtain medicine for my daughter’s epilepsy. I am truly grateful to Kenana Knitters.

Susan Etabo



The women at Kenana work very hard, I would like to encourage people to buy more of our products, so that we are able to continue providing for our families. Your support is very important to us.



Knitter and Dye Kitchen Coordinator

I am grateful for Kenana Knitters. The company has helped myself and other women by giving us an opportunity to work. I have been able to raise my six children and educate them to secondary school.

Helen Wanjiru



I would like to encourage my fellow knitters to work hard and to remember that the work we do here at Kenana helps us to care for our children; we are able to feed, house and educate them.

Read more about our other knitters...

Wondering who made your new knitted item? Some of our other knitters are in the list below...

Nancy Ekeno   |   Monica Chelangat   |   Ann Nyokabi   |   Milicent Oduor   |   Lucy Muthoni   |   Joyce Gathoni

Mary Ngotho   |   Nancy Nyambura   |   Mary Amuria   |   Sarah Njoki   |   Lucy Njeri   |   Joyce Cherotich

Ann Saimon   |   Ann Emuria   |   Naureen Vihenda   |   Margaret Chepkirui   |   Esther Njoroge   |   Lydia Wanjiru

Ruth Kerubo   |   Hellen Wangui   |   Margaret Lopkoki   |   Grace Mbugua   |   Violet Maina   |   Ann Logosio

Rose Nduta   |   Jane Mburu   |   Margaret Karanja  |   Margaret Nyambura   |   Veronica Wanjiku

Caroline Chepkorir   |   Beth Wambui    |    Mary Mugure   |   Stella Wambia   |   Grace Gichohi   |   Grace Nanok

Grace Muchemi   |   Mary Wanjiru   |   Nancy Muringe   |   Naomi Wairimu   |   Virginia Wairimu   |   Monica Mumbi

Jane Wacuka   |   Emily Rotich   |   Susan Wanjiku   |   Loise Wangari   |   Grace Wanjiku   |   Grace Wambui

Rosemary Wambui   |   Florence Wambui   |   Esther Lorot

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