Camel milk is considered to be one of the healthiest alternatives to standard milk products.
White Gold Ngamia Milk Suppliers aim to take Camel milk from Nanyuki to the world. They intend to offer camel farmers the necessary support to ensure that they earn revenue from their efforts in raising the camels.
White Gold was set up by entrepreneur Jama Warsame who teamed up with John Oguk. Warsame poured KES 20 million of his savings into setting up the processing plant.
Herders and pastoralists sell a litre of raw milk at KES 120. At the moment, the company has 30 herders supplying them with milk. They plan to expand to more counties including Isiolo, Marsabit, Meru, Wajir and Mandera.
White Gold processes approximately 500 litres of milk daily with a target of 3000 litres in 2019. They currently have a 500ml bottle of pasteurized camel milk retailing at KES 125.
The milk can purchased at Onn The Way supermarket and Safeway Hypermarkets as well as directly from White Gold plant.
Camel milk has various health benefits including helping with diabetes treatment, boosting the immune system and is lactose free. This plus the fact that camels better withstand the vagaries of climate change than other livestock truly makes camel milk a treasure.