Kapi Limited is a private limited company founded in 1964. Since inception we have specialised in the production of world class pyrethrum based products.

Kapi Limited is certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2015

We are located in Nakuru, Kenya – right at the heart of the beautiful Great Rift Valley, just a short distance from the world famous Lake Nakuru National Park. Nakuru has always been at the centre of Kenya pyrethrum farming and processing – so a logical place for us to base our factory and offices.

Back in 1964, we started by manufacturing pyrethrum mosquito coils, and whilst we still produce coils we have expanded our range of pyrethrum products to include agricultural insecticides, public health insecticides and insecticides for household use.

Pyrethrum is a very special insecticide. Not only is it natural (being an extract of a flower – Chrysanthemum Cinerariaefolium), it also leaves no residue (which is a big issue for agriculture!), and has a broad spectrum of kill – meaning it kills a wide range of insects. Because it has five modes of kill (called esters), insect resistance to pyrethrins is very rare.

Please visit our Pyrethrum Facts pages to discover more about this truly 21st Century Insecticide.

We love working with pyrethrum, and we are delighted Kenya produces some of the best pyrethrum in the world.

We support Kenyan pyrethrum farmers and processors by buying pyrethrum to use in our formulated insecticides, and we proudly produce world class natural insecticides for use in the home, public health and agriculture. We supply the Kenyan market as well as exporting our products to Europe, Scandinavia, Middle East and Far East

Our flagship export product

is FLOWER DS 4EC which is an agricultural insecticide that is 100% natural and has ECOCERT status, allowing it to be used in organic farming. As a natural product Flower DS 4EC leaves zero residues after 24 hours, making it invaluable for farmers who have concerns with residues and with ensuring their products do not exceed Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) set by many of the world’s countries.

As the world becomes more aware of the damage and harm caused by chemicals and chemical residues, natural pyrethrum continues to grow in popularity.

Kapi Limited is owned by Ian Shaw who is committed to continually developing our range of pyrethrum products. Kapi Limited will always focus on pyrethrum. Pyrethrum is our past, our present and most certainly our future.


Pyrethrum is a 100% natural and environmentally friendly insecticide. It is broad spectrum, meaning it kills virtually all insects, yet it has very low mammalian toxicity, and is therefore safe for use with humans and most warm blooded animals.
Its application in agriculture is also unique.

As it is 100% natural it can be used as an insecticide in organic farming, and is one of the few insecticides allowed for use in Certified Organic Production of crops in Europe, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Pyrethrins (the active chemicals in pyrethrum) have been used in insect control for more than 170 years. The commercial production of pyrethrum flowers in Kenya started in 1928.