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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.

Tax-free motorbike imports roar

As of July, according to official data, Kenya had imported 146,757 motorcycle units, up from 86,286 during the similar period last year

Africa urged to close the macroeconomics gender gap

Women are conspicuously absent from the decision-making processes yet they were the greatest losers on issues of Illicit Financial Flows that ravage economic growth

Private sector growth slowdown continues in October

Rates of expansion in output and employment were only marginal, leading to the weakest overall improvement in operating conditions in the survey’s 22-month history

Relief for Kenyans as inflation drops to 7.06%

Fall attributed to decline in the cost of some food items which was mainly attributed to a relief from a situation of depressed supply of goods and services as experienced last month

Prolonged campaigns fatigue Kenyans

Henry Wandera, an economics lecturer in Nairobi, noted that elections tend to cause fatigue as they slow down all the other sectors

Trump hails Africa for making his friends rich

While US President almost certainly meant it as compliment, and even seemed to pause for applause, not one attendee clapped (SCROLL DOWN FOR STORY)

Kenya launches Sh16 billion off-grid power project

Energy and Petroleum Principal Secretary Joseph Njoroge said approximately 690,000 households in 14 counties will benefit from the World Bank-funded project

Vision 2030: Economy to defy politics

Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat (VDS) sees investment activities in Kenya increasing significantly after the October 17th repeat presidential elections on the back of...

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

Sonko’s big shock for Nairobi commuters

Consumers lobby, Cofek, warns against rushing implementation of new police terming it unsustainable and instead calls for integrated traffic management system