Kenya Industry Articles & Analysis

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As with most African markets, Kenya’s power sector is defined by a two-track approach, with an eye to boosting generation and improving access.

Chapter | Utilities from The Report: Kenya 2017

As with most African markets, Kenya’s power sector is defined by a two-track approach, with an eye to boosting generation and improving access. The reasoning behind the latter is clear; electrification rates in the country are low even by continental standards, and this is exacerbated by the modest urbanisation rate. As for the former, in contrast to much of the rest of the continent, Kenya...

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Kenya 2017

Under the auspices of the overarching Vision 2030 economic development plan, industrialisation remains a top priority for the Kenyan government, with the sector recording steady growth in 2015 against a backdrop of falling energy and input prices, lending an optimistic outlook for 2017 and beyond. Industrial stakeholders continue to face hurdles, however, and manufacturing’s contribution to...

Even amid a broader downturn in many African markets, Kenya has consistently been one of sub-Saharan Africa’s most reliable performers.

A number of automotive manufacturers have recently committed to increase production activity in Kenya, benefiting in part from the roll-out of new fiscal incentives. 

 

The ongoing push for industrial expansion, as highlighted by the government’s overarching Vision 2030 strategy, has witnessed a number of positive developments over the past year, particularly in the textiles, construction materials and food processing segments. Electricity availability and reliability have improved steadily over the past year...