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KENYA: New Rules Introduced for Special Economic Zones

21 Jan 2020

Kenya will soon introduce new regulations to simplify tax incentives for companies operating in country’s special economic zones (SEZs) and to clarify operations within the zones....Read More


Kenya: The Key Economic Hub in East Africa

16 Dec 2019

Kenya has emerged in recent years as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Given the strategic importance its coastal city Mombasa plays and the favourable regional trade memberships, Ken...Read More


Kenya: Market Profile

6 Dec 2019

Kenya remains one of the fastest growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa and the country is a major regional trade hub for East Africa. In the medium term, GDP is expected to rise, underpinned by a re...Read More


KENYA: New Finance Law Enacted

3 Dec 2019

Income from sales on digital platforms in Kenya will now be subject to tax, one of a number of changes introduced under The Finance Act, 2019....Read More


KENYA: Data Protection Law Passed Targeting Tech Investment

21 Nov 2019

Kenya has passed a European Union-compliant new data protection law. The law sets outs restrictions on how personally identifiable data obtained from firms and government entities can be handled, shar...Read More


KENYA: Standard Gauge Railway Monopoly Lifted

21 Oct 2019

The Kenyan government has announced that goods passing through the Port of Mombasa will no longer be required to use the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR)....Read More


KENYA: 30% Electricity Rebate for Manufacturers

16 Sept 2019

The Kenyan Ministry of Energy gazetted the criteria for determining the electricity expenses rebate, due under the country’s Finance Act 2018 in Legal Notice 132 of 2019. The Act introduced a 30% elec...Read More


Kenya: Visa on Demand

12 Sept 2019

This page provides general information about visa requirements for Hong Kong residents travelling to Kenya. For residents outside Hong Kong, please contact the nearest embassy or consulate. As the app...Read More


KENYA: New Cargo Clearing System Introduced

27 Aug 2019

Cargo entering Kenya will now be handled by a new automated clearing system, the Integrated Customs Management System (iCMS). Although intended to streamline the customs clearing process, some importe...Read More


KENYA: Tax Declarations Now Required for Work Permit Applications

30 July 2019

All Kenyan work permit renewal applications must now be accompanied by an Individual and Company Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC)....Read More


African Tourism Expo Highlights Six Ways to Woo Chinese Visitors

17 May 2018

With sub-Saharan Africa expected to be welcoming 50 million tourists a year by 2022, the focus is now on attracting the highest-spending visitors, with the new generation of affluent, digital-savvy Ch...Read More


Africa Set for Major Asian Investment Surge After a Troubled 2017

21 Feb 2018

With political uncertainties and domestic issues undermining growth in several of Africa's larger economies over the last 12 months, would-be Asian investors are looking at options in a number of the ...Read More


Global Content Trumps Local Initiatives in African Gaming Sector

27 Sept 2017

With Kenya now set to become the world's fastest-growing market in the video-games sector, the potential of Africa is being reappraised by many in the digital entertainment industry, although local co...Read More


Rising or Falling: Mixed Messages from Africa's Economic Frontline

17 Aug 2017

Some 10 years ago, received wisdom had it that Africa had shrugged off its image as the 'hopeless continent', with investors entranced by the prospects of this economic final frontier. Now, though, ma...Read More


Africa Welcomes Belt and Road but Still Cynical of Mainland Motives

14 Sept 2015

While many of the aims of China's Belt and Road Initiative are seen as broadly aligning with a number of projects already underway across much of Africa – notably Kenya's Vision 2030 – some need convi...Read More


Infrastructure Projects Mount as Africa Readies for Belt and Road

27 Aug 2015

East Africa clearly plays a key role in China's Belt and Road Initiative, with its clear endgame of accessing new markets and additional natural resources, but many nations across the continent are no...Read More


Africa Sets Out to Woo China with Luxury and Transformative Travel

19 May 2015

Africa is now one of the must-see destinations for many mainland tourists, with opportunities abounding in the luxury and experiential aspects of the market, according to delegates at World Travel Wee...Read More


Africa: Harnessing the Opportunities While Minimising the Risk

3 Oct 2014

With Africa set to be one of the world's fastest-growing economic zones, businesses need to be aware of the unique risks of investing in the region, according to delegates at the recent Cape Town Doin...Read More


China firms in pole position as African oil industry counts down to 2016

15 May 2014

With just two years left before drilling begins in the East African oil and gas fields, the world's major players gathered in Kenya for the third Oil and Gas Africa International Trade Exhibition, all...Read More


Mainland investment transforms Kenya's retail and real estate sector

2 May 2014

Mainland investors have played a key role in opening up new retail and logistics opportunities along the Thika super highway, one of Kenya's most important commercial routes, with China's automotive e...Read More

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