Who we are & what we do

Leaders wholesale & distribution
of Pharmaceutical & Surgical products

In Business For

dealing with
  • 01

    We are a leading Kenyan Full Range pharmacy wholesale and distribution business and are dedicated to giving top quality products and world-class service.
    Through our Distribution Centre Kentons services Pharmacies, Hospitals and Clinics nationwide with over 5,000 product lines daily.

  • 02

    As a full range Wholesaler we are a one access point for Branded Medicines, Generic Medicines, Surgical and Veterinary products ensuring availability and overnight supply.

  • 03

    Kentons also stock and supply Over the Counter / Fast Moving Consumer Goods (OTC/FMCG) and Pharmacy associated lines.
    At Kentons we value and care for our customers by providing and delivering professional, helpful and high quality service.

  • 04

    Kentons ensures affordable, reliable and timely access to quality medicines throughout Kenya.
    The family owned business was founded in 1978 by Dr Ashok Shah and it is one of the fastest growing companies in Kenya.
    Based in Kisumu, we serve a large customer base of loyal customers countrywide.

  • Mission

    To serve our partners with the best quality medicines at the lowest prices in the quickest time.

  • Vision

    To revolutionise pharmaceutical distribution in Kenya

Our Advantage

As a wholesaler and distributor, we understand the importance of quick and efficient deliveries - the faster our turnaround time, the better for your business. That's why we offer speedy deliveries at no charge.

No Overstocking for you: Kentons is committed to timely, accurate and secure shipments, enabling our customers to effectively service patients without ordering excessive inventory.

We have everything you need to stay competitive and keep your customers happy. In business the only thing more important than your customer is your profit - which is why all of our products are priced to give you substantial returns.

We are proud of our distribution strength and always aim to exceed the expectations of every client.

  • Customers: always come first

  • Partners: Our customers are our partners

  • Flexibility: We're easy to do business with

  • Trust: We do what we say we will

  • Price: The most competitive & unbeatable pricing in the whole country

  • One-Stop Distributors: Get your full pharmaceutical requirements under one-roof

  • To our customers, Kentons is their shop. Customers only buy what is needed and therefore do not overstock. By only purchasing what is required, customers avoid unnecessary interest payments to their bank, avoid having dead/expired stock on their shelves and thus maximize their profits.

  • Promotions: comprehensive monthly promotions ( Daily / Weekly / Monthly)

  • Next-day delivery: anywhere in Kenya (same day for Kisumu businesses)

  • Safety: Goods are packed safely & securely ensuring products received are in perfect condition

  • Cold-chain: Express delivery services for products requiring cold-chain conditions

  • Quality: Guaranteed high quality & original products from our large pool of reputable suppliers. Counterfeit products are not entertained

  • Stocks: All products readily available in large quantities. We can handle sudden surge in demand if there is any outbreak of a particular disease

  • Stability: We guarantee transparent prices & price stability. Quantity discounts available to large wholesalers.

  • Value: Always get a greater value when you buy from us

  • We provide expert business management advice at no extra cost hence allowing customers to continuously improve their business practices and profitability

So, if you're looking to improve your business, change to Kentons - your business will be guaranteed to grow and prosper.

  • I order my daily requirement by 3.00pm and I always receive my consignment on time the very next morning in perfect condition.
    My pharmacy is never out of stock and this I maximise my revenue.

    - Satisfied Customer – Kisii

  • I take advantage of the low prices Kentons offers me. Together with the excellent service, FREE transport, Kentons has helped me to achieve continuous growth in my area & propelled me to achieve market dominance in my town.

    - Happy Customer – Eldoret

Our Story

Headed and lead by the founding director ( Dr Ashok k Shah), Kentons has a strong management team which employ the most up to date business management, marketing techniques and strategies to grow the business.
Previously known as Kentons Chemists, Kentons Limited was started in 1978 by Dr Ashok K. Shah , B.Pharm (Hons), MRPharmS who qualified at the School of Pharmacy, University of London. After graduation he spent four years with Boots the Chemists, a large retail pharmacy chain in the UK, first as a management trainee and later as a branch manager. In 1978 he came back to Kisumu, his birthplace, to start a retail pharmacy under the name of Kentons Chemists.
With more than 40 years of experience, over 5,000 products in stock, a world-class distribution center and an excellent distribution network, Kentons has a very solid and proven distribution model.

Dr Ashok K. Shah

Chairman & CEO

B.Pharm (Hons) - London, MRPharmS
Qualified pharmacist from The School of Pharmacy – University of London

Work experience:

Manager at Boots the Chemists, UK, 1974 – 1978.

Started Kentons Chemists in April 1978

Vishaal Ashok Shah


BSc Economics –UCL
Qualified with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University College London (UCL)

Joined Kentons In 2001

Neel Ashok Shah


M. Pharm – London, MRPharmS
Qualified as pharmacist from The School of Pharmacy – University of London

Work experience:

Worked at Boots the Chemists, UK, 2004 – 2008

Joined Kentons in 2008

Our presence in the industry

KPMG Top 100

Market Leaders in our Insdustry

Established in
  • Since 1978

    Kentons Ltd has been Kenya’s first choice pharmaceutical distributor.

  • 40+ Years

    Kentons is an essential bridge between the pharmaceutical-industry and pharmacies. Successful pharmaceutical distribution is our expertise. Over the past 40 years, Kentons has established a reputation of offering quality products at the lowest prices. Through our efficient and quick service, we work to make high quality medicines both affordable and readily available to all pharmacies across Kenya.

  • Massive Range of Products

    We have relationships with well over 300 suppliers and have more than 5,000 products listed; therefor you are assured that we can service your needs most effectively.
    Kentons is a critical facilitator in the healthcare system. As a wholesaler, our distribution center receive over 100 million units from pharmaceutical manufacturers which are picked, packed and dispatched to Pharmacies, hospitals and Clinics throughout Kenya.

  • KPMG Top 100 - 3 times in a row

    We have been fortunate to have our strong growth and success of the business recognized by being voted as a Kenya TOP 100 company for three consecutive years. These awards have been a statement to our commitment and dedication to providing efficient distribution of medications by ensuring high standards of customer service and providing the lowest prices in the pharmaceutical market.