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Released by the Treasury in June 2018, the 2018/19 budget policy statement (BPS) outlined plans to increase state support for the manufacturing segment’s development, while also setting targets for growth and employment across a range of industrial segments. Objectives include increasing manufacturing’s contribution to GDP from 8.4% in 2017 to...

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.

The manufacturing sector is a key beneficiary of both Kenya’s 2018 budget and a new policy identifying medium-term economic growth drivers.


Off-grid power has long been a fast and easy solution to the energy access challenge across Africa, largely in the form of diesel-powered generators, open fires or burning kerosene.


What are the main challenges facing large-scale energy projects in Kenya?


Power is one of the biggest hurdles to stronger growth in sub-Saharan Africa, with households and industrial firms struggling to ensure a reliable supply of electricity. A number of solutions are being rolled out, from off-grid networks to new transmission infrastructure, but one of the most necessary is new generation capacity.

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