Kenya is named after Mount Kenya- the second tallest Mountain in Africa. The Kikuyu people who lived around present day Mt Kenya referred to it as Kirinyaga or Kerenyaga, meaning mountain of whiteness because of its snow capped peak. Mt Kirinyaga which was the main landmark became synonymous with the territory the British later claimed as their colony. The name Kenya arose out of the inability of the British to pronounce Kirinyaga correctly. Kenya is bordered to the north by Sudan and Ethiopia, to the east by Somalia, to the west by Uganda, to the south by Tanzania, and to the southeast by the Indian Ocean. Much of the country, especially in the north and east, is arid or semi-arid. From the Indian Ocean the land rises gradually through dry bush to the fine arable land of the highlands.
President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta (born 26 October 1961) is the fourth and current President of Kenya, in office since 9 April 2013. He previously served in the Government of Kenya as Minister of Local Government from 2001 to 2002, and he was Leader of the Official Opposition from 2002 to 2007; subsequently he was Deputy Prime Minister from 2008 to 2013. He served as the Member of Parliament for Gatundu South Constituency beginning in 2002. Hon. Kenyatta was also Chairman of Kenya African National Union (KANU), which was a part of the Party of National Unity (PNU). Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta’s party, The National Alliance (Kenya) (TNA) joined William Ruto’s United Republican Party (URP), Najib Balala’s Republican Congress Party (RCP) and Charity Ngilu’s National Rainbow Coalition party to form the formidable Jubilee Alliance coalition, which propelled him to victory in the March 4th 2013 Elections. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in as the Fourth President of the Republic of Kenya on 9th April 2013 after winning in the preceding General Elections held on 4th March 2013. www.president.go.ke
THE DEPTUTY PRESIDENT
He is the first elected Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya. Previously, Kenya had appointed vice-presidents who served entirely at the pleasure of the President. The Deputy President joined mainstream politics in 1997 when he was elected Member of Parliament for Eldoret North constituency on the Kenya African National Union (KANU) ticket. Mr Ruto once again declared his intention to vie for the presidency in the 2013 General Election. However, he shelved his ambition and joined hands with Mr Kenyatta to form the Jubilee Alliance, which brought together the United Republic Party (URP) led by Ruto and the National Alliance Party (TNA) led by Mr Kenyatta. Other smaller parties also joined the alliance. He became the running mate to Mr Kenyatta and eventually the Deputy President after the March 4, 2013 elections, which the Jubilee Alliance won in round one. He was sworn into office on April 9th, 2013. www.deputypresident.go.ke | www.e-government.go.ke |
Kenya is an amazing country with a topography of extreme contrasts and a people with a modern culture born out of the influence of being at the hub of centuries old trading and migratory routes. No other country on earth can offer the visitor as much to see and do. Within the borders of a single country, you will find savannahs rich with big game, timeless cultures unchanged by the modern world, pristine beaches and coral reef, equatorial forests and mighty snow-capped mountains, searing deserts and cool highland retreats and endless opportunities for adventure, discovery, relaxation; more than you would ever expect.
Kenya is famous, above all else, for its incredible game viewing opportunities. Mostgame can be seen in Kenya’s savannah bushland. The most barren and remote areas are found mainly in the north and eastern parts of the country. Desert and semi-desert make up 20 per cent of the country’s total surface area. Kenya has 16 major faunal reserves designated as National parks, National Reserves and Game Reserves administered through the Game Department of Kenya and by County Councils. Kenya’s largest National Park is Tsavo, which is in fact made up of two Parks-Tsavo East and Tsavo West. Their combined area is that of Wales!
The Masai Mara is possibly the world’s most famous Game Reserve. It is an extension of the equally renowned Serengeti plains in neighbouring Tanzania. The annual wildebeest migration, which takes place between July and November every year, involves nearly three million animals moving up from the dry, low-lying Tanzanian plains to the greener, wetter pastures of the Mara, nearly 2,000m above sea level. Other Parks and Reserves in Kenya include Amboseli, Samburu, Shaba, Buffalo Springs, and Meru. Kenya has scooped the World’s Leading Safari Destination at the 20th World Travel Awards (WTA) grand finale in Doha, Qatar. Kenya got the most votes from travel agents worldwide at the auspicious ceremony event held on 30th November 2013 to beat other competing destinations.
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Kenya is the hub of africa, its strategic position in the heart of the Horn of Africa made him the ideal place for investment development . Investors find the general climate in Kenya to achieve their goals and here are 9 reasons why investing in Kenya is a story of success. A young and dynamic tendem Kenyan head of state president and deputy president reassures potential investors.1- Tax Treaties and Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements 2- Stability 3- Regulatory Reforms 4- Access to Large pool of Higly Educated and Skilled Work Force 5- Strategic Location 6- Highly Developed Social and Physical Infrastructure 7- Fully Liberalised Economy 8- Preferential Market Access 9- Well Established and Vocal Private Sector
Agriculture is the mainstay of the Kenyan economy directly contributing 26 per cent of the GDP annually, and another 25 per cent indirectly. The sector accounts for 65 per cent of Kenya’s total exports and provides more than 70 per cent of informal employment in the rural areas. The sector comprises of crops, livestock, fisheries, land, water, cooperatives, environment, regional development and forestry sub sectors. | www.agrifinance.org |
Kenya’s energy policy emphasizes the need for sustainable energy supplies in adequate quantities at effective costs, so as to achieve national development goals. The policy also emphasizes delivery of quality energy services so as to ensure that Kenya will continue to attract investments in those economic activities of which energy inputs are basic to production at competitive prices.
The country is dependent mainly on three forms of energy namely: petroleum, electricity and wood-fuel. To a lesser extent wind, solar and biogas are used as alternative energy sources. |www.erc.go.ke | | www.renewableenergy.go.ke|
Kenya envisages a massive upgrading and extension of the country’s infrastructure. In this regard, the country has highlighed a number of infrastructure projects that present significant opportunities for investors in the coming years.
Kenya as a country is endowed with conducive environment and a wide range of priority investment areas. The Environment sector ranges from climate change prediction and adaptation, catchment protection, sustainable exploitation of economically viable mineral resources to enforcement of environmental legislations.
Building & Construction
Kenya has a well-developed building and construction industry with quality engineering, building and architectural design services being readily available. This industry is currently on an upward trend following re-habilitation and reconstruction of roads and bridges under the Kenya Urban Transport Infrastructure Program.
Informtion and Communication
The size of the local ICT market is estimated at US$ 500 million and it is of note that companies such as Spanco, followed Airtel into Kenya to continue servicing them. These companies are expected to expand into the region, given Kenya’s its relative sophistication compared to neighbouring markets..
Manufacturing and Made in Africa
This sector is mainly agro based at the moment and plays an important role in adding value to agricultural output by providing forward and backward linkages with agricultural sector. However, there is a shift to export oriented manufacturing as the main thrust of Kenya’s industrial policy since the country aims to raise the share of products in the regional market from 7% to 15 %.
Money Banking & Finance
Financial services are expected to play critical in the next 18 or so years by providing better intermediation between saving and investments.
Tourism is one of Kenya’s leading foreign exchange earner and third largest contributor to the GDP after agriculture and manufacturing.
Your Business In Kenya :Tenders and opportunities
key sectors for worldwide investors : energy (solar, hydro, biomass, renewable ..), infrastructure, roads, natural resources, mining, agriculture, forestry, telecommunications, tourism and ecotourism, responsible tourism, education, research, health, fisheries, transport
ANTI CORRUPTION BOARD
The Brand Kenya Board is tasked with the responsibility of identifying and refining the key attributes of Kenya, that contribute positively to the image and reputation of the Nation. Our goal is to enhance these characteristics and create an authentic, credible brand for the country that establishes our uniqueness in the global arena. The board would like Kenya to be internationally recognized for its land, people, natural resources and its position as a key player in East Africa’s regional socio-economic development. A strong, believable and easily recognizable brand makes all the difference when it comes to attracting positive attention or getting none at all. |www.brandkenya.go.ke |
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Welcome to Kenya : “Jambo” The pride of Africa.
Kenya the gateway to East Africa, Kenya is a huge investment focused opportunities. its strategic position at the center of a vast economic area EAC (East African Community) makes it a hub for the region of East Africa. Its flourishing tourism with a huge natural potential is the first tourist distination in Africa .. How not to mention the young management team at the head of state of Kenya, the President and Deputy President, in their desire to modernize the country offers investors an ideal climate for business. Now expensive global investors Kenya awaits you in its many business investments opportunities, kenya has what you are looking for, please contact our diplomatic missions to prepare for your trip:
Kenya is a fascinating tourist destination with ethereal scenic beauty. It has its capital city as Nairobi popularly known as “Green City in the Sun” . The city is also a legendary scholarly hub and is home to the University of Nairobi, a world-class centre of academic excellence. Eldoret, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nairobi and Nakuru are the major towns of Kenya. Thousands of visitors from all over the world come to Kenya every year to discover its unique and diverse tourist attractions. Among most popular tourist attractions in Kenya include its national parks, wildlife safaris, beaches, lakes, mountain sceneries and the widespread savannah grasslands.Kenya Airways New Boeing 787 Dreamliner