Unilever is looking to expand its production capacity in Kenya to serve growing markets in the region, the consumer goods giant has confirmed.

The maker of Rama butter is planning to spend KES3bn (US$38.4m) over the next five years to meet demand in markets like Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi.

Unilever sells brands including Haria Curry powder, Knorr soups and bouillons, Mazola Oil and Skippy peanut butter in Kenya.