12 Aug 2019
Manufacturing in East Africa: Kenya
Kenya is set to consolidate its status as a key regional trade and logistics hub and will become an increasingly attractive location for manufacturing investment in East Africa in the long term.
Building on the progress made thus far and to accelerate industrialisation and infrastructure development, the Kenyan government aims to address bottlenecks by focusing on 'The Big Four' Plan over 2018-2022 and ‘Vision 2030’ over the longer term. One of the aims of ‘The Big Four' is to double the manufacturing sector’s share to GDP to 15% by 2022. ‘Vision 2030’ has identified priority sectors for the government to support, including manufacturing. Many multinational manufacturing firms have already established a strong presence in the country, including General Motors, Volkswagen and Proctor & Gamble.