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Kenya is the biggest economy in East Africa and most watched in sub-Saharan Africa, being the regional business hub. BT brings you comprehensive coverage of the various economic sectors.

Nairobi-Nakuru, Nairobi-Mombasa: Kenyans Clamour for Major Highway Upgrades

Recent snarl-ups on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway at areas such as Gilgil, in particular, have fueled a wave of sentiments from Kenyans online on the highways.

Meet the Kenyan Companies Trooping to DRC in New Wave

At a trade dinner this week hosted by Equity Bank and attended by DRC President Felix Tshisekedi, CEO James Mwangi announced that 26 Kenyan companies had committed to making investments in DRC worth over Ksh184 Billion ($1.6 Billion).  The firms were part of Kenya's delegation in an Equity-led trade mission to DRC last year.

KCB Joins Equity in Scramble for DRC

Like Equity, KCB will be thinking about how to get in the front seat of driving financial inclusion in the populous nation. They are boosted by the confidence drawn from growing regional subsidiaries.

Three Quarters Of CEOs Expect Stronger Global Economy In 2022

CEOs continued to face pressure generated by the ongoing COVID pandemic and market conditions such as rising inflation, supply chain disruptions and the ‘Great...

Zenka Feted For Deepening Financial Inclusion

Zenka Finance has been recognized for making it easier for households and traders to access transformational short-term loans and deepening financial inclusion in the...

Banking Sector To Play Key Role In Post-Covid Economic Recovery

The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) believes that the banking sector will continue to play a key role in steering economic recovery in the wake...

Kenyans Reject IMF Loans in Attempt to Curb C********n

At the close of April, the Ministry of Health had spent Ksh1.3 billion even though the approved budget was Ksh976.8 million. In similar regard, a report by Auditor General Nancy Gathungu revealed how Ksh2.3 billion was lost in procuring Covid-19 medical supplies.

Rich Foreigners to Buy Kenyan Citizenship in Plan to Spur Investment

Investors will be required to put their money in high-impact enterprises creating jobs and raising Kenya's export earnings to be eligible. The plan is seen as a way of growing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows into the country.

Kisumu Passenger Train Set for Maiden Trip as Residents Await Benefits

Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) expects residents of Western Kenya to enjoy rides between Kisumu and Nakuru where they will be able to join the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) to Nairobi and Mombasa. The line, more than 100 years old, has remained neglected since 2008 when Rift Valley Railways was named the concessionaire.

Why Companies Should Prepare for More Political Disturbances and V******e Ahead

Causing physical damage, business interruption or loss of revenues, civil unrest incidents are becoming a more significant risk for companies in the current environment, as reflected in the findings of the Allianz Risk Barometer 2021. In the annual global risk survey, ‘political risks and violence’ returned to the top 10 risks for the first time since 2018.