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KENYA NEWS

Jacinta Nzioka

Adventure & hospitality sector gain fresh momentum from KTB



The Worldfolio speaks to Jacinta Nzioka, CEO of the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), about its top priorities for the next two years and its new marketing campaigns... May 09, 2016

Tourism & Culture | Africa | Kenya


Jadiah Mwarania

The Worldfolio speaks to Kenya Re Managing Director, Jadiah Mwarania



The insurance sector during 2014-15 witnessed significant growth with companies investing heavily, introducing unconventional products and services in... Mar 04, 2016

Finance | Africa | Kenya


Mr. Paul Muthaura

Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority



Capital Markets to play a pivotal role in mobilizing long term funding to support critical development projects. Mr. Paul Muthaura, Acting Chief Executive... Mar 01, 2016

Finance | Africa | Kenya


The Power Africa Initiative: Lighting up the darkness


International banking groups, pension fund managers and private equity firms are also wellrepresented on the list of Power Africa’s investment partners.

U.S. President Barack Obama’s initiative aims to boost electricity capacity on the continent by 30,000 MW by 2030. Dec 06, 2014

Energy | Africa | Tanzania | Ethiopia | Kenya | Ghana


A golden transformation


Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya and Chair of the East African Community

This year marks not only Kenya’s 50th anniversary, but it also highlights a critical turning point in this nation’s history as it tackles major constitutional... Jul 28, 2014

Government | Africa | Kenya


Nairobi, the financial hub of Eastern Africa




With the best performing stock exchange in Africa in 2013, Nairobi is leveraging its resources as the gateway for investment in the continent, while wireless... Jul 28, 2014

Finance | Africa | Kenya


Education is playing its part in Kenya’s future


Kenyatta University

Taking on the essential task of helping transform one of Kenya’s greatest assets – its human capital – into an educated, qualified and talented workforce,... Jul 28, 2014

Education | Africa | Kenya


Devolution and the rise of the governors


Migori is one of the 47 new counties created through devolution in Kenya

Kenya’s devolution policy is bringing hitherto untold economic prosperity to every corner of the country through the 47 newly formed counties and their... Jul 28, 2014

Others | Africa | Kenya


Tap into the largest economy in East Africa


The Government’s reform efforts received international recognition and Kenya today enjoys peace and greater unity

A stable democracy, ongoing political reform, a new constitution and a solid vision for the future are driving Kenya forward into a new and prosperous... Sep 28, 2011

Industry & Trade | Africa | Kenya


Landmark constitution brings new opportunities


President Kibaki publicly signed the new, overwhelmingly approved constitution in August 2010

The nation is undergoing a massive shift as the new constitution makes the Government more locally responsive and gives more power back to the people Sep 28, 2011

Industry & Trade | Africa | Kenya


Creating a just, equitable and cohesive Kenyan society


Mugo Kibati, Director General of the Vision 2030 Delivery Board

Officially launched in June 2008, the three-pillared Vision 2030 aims to move Kenyan industrialisation forward and improve quality of life Sep 28, 2011

Industry & Trade | Africa | Kenya


Changing the world’s economy


Dr James Mwangi, Managing Director and CEO of Equity Bank

Kenya’s Equity Bank is the nation’s award-winning financial institution that is removing barriers for the unbanked to access services through... Sep 28, 2011

Finance | Africa | Kenya


Let there be light

Dr. Ben Chumo
CEO of Kenya Power

Jun 23, 2016


Phase 1A of tech city ready for development

John Tanui
CEO of the Konza Technopolis Development Authority

The first country in the region to set up a smart city, Konza Techno City, Kenya is way... May 30, 2016


Universal, inclusive bank impacts society

Dr Gideon Muriuki
CEO of Co-operative Bank of Kenya

Winner of the 2015 Global Financial Inclusion Award, Kenya Co-op Bank directly and indirectly... May 14, 2016


KCB: at the epicenter of Africa’s economic transformation agenda

Joshua Oigara
Group CEO of KCB Group, and Chairman and Chair of the Governing Council of the Kenya Bankers Association

Looking beyond the balance sheet and focusing on building businesses, communities and partnerships... Apr 16, 2016


Vision 2035 to build the EAC’s best hub

Hassan Ali Joho
Governor of Mombasa County

Mombasa County’s government recently launched its ambitious urban development plan,... Apr 12, 2016


New legislation to expand Kenya’s financial sector

Henry Rotich
Cabinet Secretary at the National Treasury

Kenya is undoubtedly the financial center of the East African Community (EAC), however as... Apr 02, 2016


The first port of call for UK companies in Kenya

Jonathan Huxley
Former CEO of the British Chamber of Commerce Kenya

The deep-rooted links between Kenya and the UK are gaining strength commercially thanks... Apr 02, 2016


Innovation over regulation enables ICT to thrive

Bob Collymore
CEO of Safaricom

ICT regulators letting “innovation lead, and regulation follow” has created... Mar 23, 2016


‘Disruptive’ Equity changes banking in Kenya

Dr James Mwangi
CEO and Managing Director of Equity Group Holding Limited and Chairman of Kenya's Vision 2030 Delivery Board

Banking the ‘unbankable’ has led Equity Bank to become home to more than 50%... Mar 22, 2016


Five-year strategy targets dynamic new markets

Jadiah Mwarania
Managing Director of Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited (Kenya Re)

The dramatic transformation in how sub-Saharan Africans live and work is creating huge potential... Mar 01, 2016


The Worldfolio speaks to Kenya Re Managing Director, Jadiah Mwarania

The insurance sector during 2014-15 witnessed significant growth with companies investing... Mar 04, 2016


NSE’s upper hand makes it a continental launchpad

Geoffrey Odundo
CEO of the Nairobi Securities Exchange

As East Africa’s financial services hub, Kenya is a strategic dual listing gateway... Feb 19, 2016


“We believe in empowering our people and giving back to the community”

Naushad Merali
Chairman of the Sameer Group

Naushad Merali is the chief architect of the astonishing success that is the Sameer Group... Jan 05, 2016


New regulatory changes inspire confidence in Kenyan capital markets

Paul Muthaura
Acting CEO of the Capital Markets Authority, Kenya

Paul Muthaura, Acting CEO of Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority, explains how Kenya’s... Nov 30, 2015


Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority

Capital Markets to play a pivotal role in mobilizing long term funding to support critical... Mar 01, 2016


Squeezing added value out of Kenya’s fruit

Kimani Rugend
Kevian’s Managing Director

Kevian is a Kenyan drinks company that has been producing water and natural fruit juice beverages... Aug 19, 2014


Nyandarua County up and running

H.E. Daniel Waithaka Mwangi
Governor of Nyandarua County

H.E. Daniel Waithaka Mwangi, Governor of Nyandarua County, discusses the county’s economic... Jul 28, 2014


Promoting and protecting business in Kenya

Mr. Kiprono Kittony
Chairman of the KNCCI

With a vision to promote, protect and develop commercial, industrial and investment interests... Jul 07, 2014


Leading the chase

Duncan Kabui
CEO of Chase Bank Kenya

Chase bank is a leading pan-African bank that has put a lot of work into giving world class... Jul 02, 2014


Record profits for ATI

George Otieno
CEO of the African Trade Insurance Agency

ATI - Africa’s trade credit and investment risk insurer posted record profit in 2013, driven... Jun 05, 2014


The world’s best Tourism Board

Robert Muriithi Ndegwa
Managing Director of the Board

After scooping numerous accolades at this year’s “travel Oscars” – The World Tourism... Jun 03, 2014


Helping Kenyans scale great heights

Duncan Kabui
CEO of Chase Bank

Kenya has a very strong entrepreneurial culture. Local lender Chase Bank is investing in Kenyan... May 29, 2014


Responsible investment in Kenya

Michael Turner
Managing Director of Actis Africa

Actis is “a genuine international emerging market investor” with a presence in China, India,... Apr 22, 2014



LOCATION:

Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania



AREA:

total: 580,367 sq km



AREA - comparative:

slightly more than twice the size of Nevada



CLIMATE:

varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior



POPULATION:

41,070,934 update paises set descripcion = July 2011 est.)

country comparison to the world: 33



CAPITAL:

name: Nairobi



GDP - composition by sector:

agriculture: 22%

industry: 16%

services: 62% update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)



AGRICULTURE - products:

tea, coffee, corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruit, vegetables; dairy products, beef, pork, poultry, eggs



INDUSTRIES:

small-scale consumer goods update paises set descripcion = plastic, furniture, batteries, textiles, clothing, soap, cigarettes, flour; agricultural products, horticulture, oil refining; aluminum, steel, lead; cement, commercial ship repair, tourism



EXPORTS:

$4.984 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 108

$4.502 billion update paises set descripcion = 2009 est.)



EXPORTS - commodities:

tea, horticultural products, coffee, petroleum products, fish, cement



EXPORTS - partners:

UK 11.4%, Netherlands 9.9%, Uganda 9.2%, Tanzania 8.9%, US 6%, Egypt 4.3% update paises set descripcion = 2009)



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