Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga pledged on Friday to bring Kenya together after elections last year turned violent. ‘We have a responsibility as leaders to find solutions. Elections come and go but Kenya remains,’ Mr. Kenyatta said.

The East African Manufacturers Association (EAMA) is a Business Membership Organisation established in 2015 to offer business services to all Manufacturers in East Africa. Its main aim is to increase Markets Access in all East Africa Community states through our digital marketing mediums.


Country Context

Kenya is a major gateway to East Africa and a regional hub for trade, finance, communication and transportation services. The Mombasa Port serves over 210 million people as a critical node for trade for the Northern Corridor and it also serves northern Tanzania, DR Congo and Ethiopia. Evidence shows that many Kenyan businesses are still not sufficiently competitive to take full advantage of this emerging trade opportunities, particularly in terms of the capacity to export. The country, through Vision 2030 aims to transform into industrializing middle income

status with an annual economic growth rate of 10% driven by an export led development strategy. Kenya’s key challenge is creation of more productive jobs for an increasing youth population, and attracting private investors who can drive innovation and entrepreneurship.