Carbacid (CO<sub>2</sub>) Limited East Africa's leading producer of natural food grade carbon dioxide.

About Us

Our Vision

To be the supplier of choice by providing the highest purity carbon dioxide to all consumers.

Our Mission

To efficiently manufacture, distribute and market the highest purity carbon dioxide throughout the region, whilst achieving the highest standards of customer service so as to secure the company's long term technical and financial viability.


Carbacid is the descendant of BEA Sawmills Limited, a company belonging to Mr Kitchener Morson, who first extracted carbon dioxide from a natural underground reservoir in Kereita Forest in Kenya, some 60 kilometres from Nairobi.

Various mergers and acquisitions over the years saw the formation of Carbacid (CO2) Limited in 1975 and the listing on the Nairobi Stock exchange of its parent company, Carbacid Investments Limited.

Carbacid is the largest supplier of pure natural carbon dioxide in East Africa, supplying the major drinks bottlers and breweries in several countries in the region:

  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • Tanzania
  • Ethiopia
  • Southern Sudan
  • Somaliland
  • Malawi
  • Zambia
  • Rwanda
  • Burundi
Pictures of the first carbon dioxide mine being constructed.

Board of Directors

Dennis N O Awori (Chairman)

Amb. Awori joined the Board of Carbacid in August 2014 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2016. After he graduated with an honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Manchester in 1976, Dennis has held senior positions in the motor industry during his career. Dennis was the Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to Japan and Korea from 2004 to 2009. He is past Chairman of The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA). Currently, he is the Chairman of both Toyota Kenya Limited and Bank of Africa Limited and is also on the Boards of several other reputable companies in Kenya.

James Maina Wanjigi EGH, M.Sc, MA

Hon. Maina Wanjigi has been a Board Member of Carbacid since 1970 and was Chairman of the Board until 2016. As a Member of Parliament for more than 25 years, he held very Senior Cabinet portifolios in Government such as Minister for Agriculture, Public Works and Tourism.

He has been a member of several International Organizations including SOS Childrens’ Village International of which he was the Founder Chairman for Kenya for more than 25 years.

He is a Fulbright Scholar as well as a recipient of the prestigious award of the Elder of the Golden Heart of Kenya.

Baloo C Patel

Mr. Patel joined the Board in 2002. He is a significant shareholder in the Company and has extensive business interests in Kenya. He is also a Director of Sanlam Kenya Plc along with several other unlisted companies. His varied business experience brings a wide range of additional skills to the Board.

Mukesh K R Shah

Mr. Shah joined the Board in 2002. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants of the UK. He is a former partner of Price Waterhouse (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and a director of a leading consultancy firm that specialises in providing strategic and business advisory services to family-owned businesses. Mr Shah is substantially a non-executive Director, but has certain specific responsibilities for financial matters of the Group.

Susan Mudhune MBS

Mrs Susan Mudhune joined the Board in July 2017. She has a wealth of experience in the corporate world having served on a number of dynamic and successful Boards. She is a member of various business, professional and community service committees. Susan is a consultant in corporate governance and leadership and is a certified trainer in corporate governance with consultancy and training experience in the region. Susan holds degrees in Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi.