As the biggest source of foreign revenue, the tourist sector is obviously of prime importance to the Kenyan economy. In common with all other countries around the world, security alerts and political crises generate bad publicity that can deter visitors but the big question is whether they leave a permanent impression on international opinion.
As Kenya plans to capitalise on the riches of a fledgling mining sector, industry stakeholders are in an uproar over the decision to increase royalties to an internationally unprecedented high. Local miners, however, are delighted. Report by Aamera Jiwaji
Stroll down the Westlands suburb of Nairobi and you would be hard pressed to decide whether it is a commercial or residential district since ostentatious …
Two successive body blows have been dealt to Kenyan manufacturers by the government in the last couple of months. This comes on top of a general downturn in the sector over the last five years.
According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) agriculture accounts for 27% of the country’s GDP. The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) says that …
According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) agriculture accounts for 27% of the country’s GDP. The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) says that 45% of government revenue is derived from agriculture and the sector contributes more than 50% of export earnings. Over 60% of Kenya’s workers are employed in agricultural establishments making the sector the largest employer in Kenya: 75% of Kenya’s industrial raw materials is sourced from the agriculture sector. In 2012 agriculture grew by 3.8% as compared to 1.5% in 2011.
Kenya’s fourth president, Uhuru Kenyatta, who was elected in March this year, in many ways completes the circle started by his father, Jomo, who led the country into independence in 1963 and remained its first, charismatic leader until his death in 1978. He was followed by Daniel arap Moi, Mwai Kibaki and now his son, Uhuru.