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See below for some of the latest news stories and exclusive content on the Kenyan Manufacturing Industry.

  • Factories will create 1million jobs
    Factories will create 1million jobs 4/19/2017

    The past four years of devolution have seen a dynamic shift in investment opportunities from the central administrative nerve of the country, that is, Nairobi, to the 47 administrative antennae of the county government. One key concern for every county government is translating the pre-election promises of job creation into reality.

    In the past year there have been layoffs in various economic sectors, particularly in banking and manufacturing. How do we, as county governments, respond to the changing technological revolution that is disrupting employment opportunities in private and public sector.

  • All Eyes on Kenyan Industrial Development
    All Eyes on Kenyan Industrial Development 4/18/2017

    As reported by the Republic of Kenya Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Kenya is the largest contributor of the East Africa’s GDP, accounting for 40%, and has the region’s best performing currency.

    Industrialisation remains a key component in reaching Kenya’s 2030s vision of the country’s economic development blueprint and in support of Kenya's Industrial Transformation Programme, Clarion Events Ltd (Spintelligent Pty) and appointed Country Partner, iKapamedia East Africa, will hold the annual Kenya Manufacturing Equipment (KME) Expo at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KCCI), Nairobi, 26 - 28 September, 2017.

  • Interview: Kenya to steadily improve business environment with Chinese infrastructure input
    Interview: Kenya to steadily improve business environment with Chinese infrastructure input 4/18/2017

    NAIROBI, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's business environment is set to change radically with the expected launch of the first phase of the Chinese-funded Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) in June and the opening of the first berth at the second port of Lamu in 2018, a Kenyan investment official has said.

    Kenya Investment Authority (Ken-Invest) CEO Moses Ikiara said Kenya was gearing up for the arrival of mega-investors, including an auto company that hopes to set up an operating hub in Nairobi.

  • Kenya: Car manufacturing makes a return
    Kenya: Car manufacturing makes a return 3/30/2017

    Posted by: Neilford, African Business, 30 March 2017

    Volkswagen’s decision to open a car assembly plant in Kenya has provided a welcome boost to efforts to attract more high-value manufacturing into sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Oxford Business Group: Kenya’s automotive sector shifts up a gear
    Oxford Business Group: Kenya’s automotive sector shifts up a gear 2/23/2017

    Posted by: Oxford Business Group: Kenya’s automotive sector shifts up a gear

    A number of automotive manufacturers have recently committed to increase production activity in Kenya, benefiting in part from the roll-out of new fiscal incentives. 

  • Media Max: Women in Manufacturing - Flora Mutahi
    Media Max: Women in Manufacturing - Flora Mutahi 2/18/2017

    Posted by: Fred Aminga, Media Max, 18th February 2017

    Flora Mutahi chairs male-dominated Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), the first woman at the helm of the powerful 58-year-old lobby group.

  • The Star: Return of Volkswagen will create jobs, says Uhuru
    The Star: Return of Volkswagen will create jobs, says Uhuru 9/10/2016

    The Star: Return of Volkswagen will create jobs, says Uhuru
    Posted by: Oliver Mathenge, The Star, 10 September 2016

    The reentry of Volkswagen assembly plant into the Kenyan market will help the government create more jobs, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

  • Kenyan Wall Street: India to lend Kenya Ksh 4.5 Billion to boost “manufacturing sector”
    Kenyan Wall Street: India to lend Kenya Ksh 4.5 Billion to boost “manufacturing sector” 7/13/2016

    Kenyan Wall Street: India to lend Kenya Ksh 4.5 Billion to boost “manufacturing sector”
    Posted: 13 July 2016

    India will lend Kenya $45 million to help develop a textile factory and other smaller industries, the leaders of both nations said on Monday.

  • How we made it in Africa: Kenya got oil: what next?
    How we made it in Africa: Kenya got oil: what next? 7/13/2016

    How we made it in Africa: Kenya got oil: what next?
    Posted: Apurva Sanghi And Harun Onder

    Back in 2012, the news of Kenya’s oil discovery spread fast. Stock markets roared, politicians gushed and the Twitterati tweeted. Fast forward to today: with USD70 off oil prices and at least another four to five years to go until the first commercial production, one cannot help but ask, has Kenyan oil been overrated?

  • Standard Digital: Tanzania cuts power imports from Kenya by 67pc
    Standard Digital: Tanzania cuts power imports from Kenya by 67pc 7/13/2016

    Standard Digital: Tanzania cuts power imports from Kenya by 67pc
    Posted:Lee Mwiti, 13 July 2016

    Tanzania will reduce the amount of electricity it buys from Kenya by 67 per cent.