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A stable and expanding energy supply is central to Kenya’s ambition to establish itself as an industrialised middle-income country, as set out in its Vision 2030 development strategy. The nation is fortunate in its energy mix: hydro, geothermal, solar and wind energy already play a significant role in power generation, and – particularly in...

 

In what ways can other countries benefit from Kenya’s experience in developing clean energy?

 

A new Energy Bill – which completed its public consultation phase in February 2018 – may result in a significant shake-up of Kenya’s geothermal segment. Significantly, the draft legislation lays out a royalties schedule. The raft of laws has been passed by the National Assembly but was still awaiting Senate approval as of September 2018. The...

 

After a challenging 2017, the industrial sector has started to show signs of recovery, suggested by improved output figures. The turnaround came about at the end of 2017, as the sector continues to focus on longer-term prospectives and transforming itself into a key driver of economic activity.

 

How do you evaluate Kenya’s priorities when it comes to developing its manufacturing sector?

 

The retail sector in Kenya has faced a number of challenges in recent years. The collapse of two of its main supermarket chains dealt a major blow to the sector, affecting mall footfall and supplier’s balance sheets, and taxing goodwill. However, with the economy strengthening, foreign investors entering the local retail market and the middle...

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