Why pay someone else's charcoal bribe?

Did you know that more then half of the price of a bag of charcoal in Nairobi is money needed for paying bribes to get illegal bush charcoal to town? Save your money (and Kenya's forests) by making your own charcoal at home using only your own twigs and pruned tree branches. (or timber mill waste)

The Kinyanjui Kiln makes about 1kg of charcoal per hour, it is made from 20 gauge sheet metal and has a 1 year warranty with an expected lifespan of 3 years of constant use.

Cost of a bag of charcoal in Nairobi today ex-Wangigi market 1,800Ksh - the cost of the Mini-Kiln, 5,500ksh - it pays for itself very fast!

Environmental savings from not using bush charcoal...very high.


The first ten units sold receive a free small stand Kenya Ceramic Jiko

This system is also perfect for the nightwatchmen/askari. They should be able to produce 10kgs of charcoal by the morning or they were sleeping on the job :)Air Jordan