The Kenyan National Economic and Social Council (NESC) during its 17th Council meeting held on May 29-30th 2009 recommended the adoption of a cluster development strategy as part of regional and national competitiveness strategies. Accordingly, priority sectors were identified for the initial implementation of the cluster strategy. These were: transport and logistics at the Port of Mombasa, horticulture, sugar, tea, tourism, marine and inland fisheries, livestock (Meat and leather), energy, ICT, maize, cotton and dairy.
Kisumu Polytechnic is situated within the Lakeside city of Kisumu about 3 km east of the city centre and is about 400 km from Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. Strategically placed within the Great Lakes Region, and fast emerging as a regional centre for the East Africa Economic Union, Kisumu has also become as an academic city with a range of newly established and flourishing campuses of various private and public universities.