Kenya Industry Articles & Analysis

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Despite high demand for cement in Kenya, profit margins in the sector remain under pressure, as competition ramps up.  

As East Africa’s largest economy, Kenya has seen its economy grow by more than 4% for the last three years, according to data from the World Bank, while an improvement in fiscal indicators and a new constitution encouraging devolution have helped to improve governance and the public balance sheet. 

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Kenya 2014

Industry in Kenya encompasses manufacturing, construction, and mining and quarrying. Combined, these sectors accounted for 14% of GDP between 2009 and 2012. Policy is being guided by the Vision 2030 national development roadmap (V2030), the National Industrialisation Policy Framework 2012-30 (NIPF) and the Second Medium-Term Development Plan 2013-17 (MTDP2), in tandem with the East African...

Chapter | Utilities from The Report: Kenya 2014

As with a number of African markets, expanding the capacity of Kenya’s utilities sector is a key part of the government’s blueprint for development. On the power side, the government aims to add 5000 MW of generation capacity to the existing 1672 MW by 2017. Down the road, the government intends to further expand capacity to meet the 17,000 MW of demand anticipated by 2030. Renewables such as...

The idea is simple: increase capacity, use cheaper generation sources for new power plants and this will reduce prices for the end user. The only problem is that prices are actually rising. Questions remain surrounding issues, such as whether the 5000 MW of planned additional capacity can actually be realised in the short 40-month timeframe, whether there will be enough...

What challenges exist in addressing Kenya’s electricity shortfalls?