Kenya Articles & Analysis

While Kenya is no stranger to political strides experienced across the region, the country has managed to avoid long periods of crisis – whether political, economic or social – and has been able to overcome its challenges in relatively short periods of time.

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Kenya accounted for the bulk of private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) transactions by volume and value in East Africa in the last five years, and improvements to the business environment could see the country retain its lead going forward.

Kenya’s main power producer is looking to tap the bond market to fund the expansion of its green energy capacity, with renewable resources set to completely replace the country’s thermal electricity generation within 15 years.

A rebound in agriculture and a return to political stability have helped strengthen the momentum of Kenya’s economy in 2018, with the rollout of large infrastructure projects expected to see this growth continue in the medium term.

Kenya is set to review its incentive programme for charter flight operators, with a view to expand the scope of the scheme by adding to the list of countries covered by the policy and increasing the number of domestic destinations where the programme operates.

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Kenya has followed an export-oriented trade policy since the mid-1980s, when it shifted from its previous strategy of import substitution. While the efforts of successive governments have met with some success, the trading data for 2017 makes for uncomfortable reading for planners at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives. According to the Kenya National Bureau of...