Kenya is open to business; we are not particularly looking East over the West or the reverse. As long as you want to invest locally the door is wide open; provided you don’t come with conditions.
That has been the message by the current head of state and his predecessor to the world. A move that has seen China (virtually the only industrialized country which invests in other countries with a no-interference-policy) make inroads across the business landscape in Kenya that can only be dreamt about Western countries.
The good thing about China is that they invest in a country as long as the project(s) is viable. They don’t interfere with a country’s internal affairs. There’s a sick joke people say locally about China; you could be in the middle of a war as a country massacring one another, and the government of the day could approach the Chinese companies for weapons, and the rebels could also approach the same companies for firearms. The Chinese companies will come through with both contracts.
The country is always open for business, and you it’s a well-known fact it has been …read more