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.

Politics aside, report shows Kenya is on the rise

Africa Risk-Reward Index says Kenya and Ethiopia might soon outshine heavy-hitters South Africa and Nigeria in the competition for investment

Lobby Welcomes Reinstatement of VAT Exemption on Clean Cooking Fuels

As outlined in a recent policy brief, increased access to clean cooking has tremendous positive benefits for Kenyan households and society, including reductions in smoke-related illnesses and deaths, household time savings, mitigation of climate change, and improvements in local environmental quality.  

List Of Kenyans Who Own Helicopters And The Cost Of Hiring...

The French made AS Aerospatiale 350B3e Eurocopter is the most popular brand with Kenyans. The cost of this helicopter is $1.9 million (Ksh202.8 million). The cost goes upwards of Ksh350 million as the chopper has to be assembled in Kenya. It’s flown into the country in parts once it has been purchased.

Coronavirus Impact Hits Kenya as Global FDI Outlook Dims

China is a huge source market for a wide range of goods including raw materials, construction materials, furniture etc.

10,000 Kenyan Bartenders to Receive World Class Training at New Diageo...

With bars' operating hours in Kenya restricted due to Covid-19 restrictions, many bartenders have been engaged in other activities even as others grapple with unemployment and wage cuts. It is expected that the program will offer them an opportunity to use the time on their hands to upgrade their skills to world-class standards, placing them in a good position to bounce back from the shocks of the pandemic.

Broke Government Turns to Jua Kali Sector for Supplies

The government says that this is in its plan to create economic opportunities in the country

Drop in fuel prices eases inflation in January

The Transport Index decreased by 1.40 per cent, mainly due to decreases in pump prices of petrol and diesel

TVETS: Huawei, Education Ministry Unveil Partnership to Build Capacity

During her speech the Principal Secretary Dr. Margaret Mwakima stated that the Ministry has taken note of Huawei initiatives to develop the ICT and digital talent of the youth in the country and beyond.”  It is for this reason that the ministry will sign a partnership to expand Huawei ICT Academies in our TVET institutions.” she added.

Mercedes Benz Defies Trend as Luxury Car Sales Drop 31%

Increased demand for trucks, however, drove up total industry sales 6.26 per cent to 2,867 units during the same period. Land Rover unit sales by Inchcape Kenya registered the biggest decline for the high-end car segment, falling to 2 in the review period from nine the previous year.

Women-led SMEs the Big Winners in DTB’s Ksh1.6B Economic Recovery Programme

George Otiende noted that DTB expected to advance the bulk of the funding, KSh1.2 billion, by June 2021. This would be in addition to other measures taken to help businesses get back on their feet by replenishing their working capital, aiding the acquisition of business assets, and recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.