Investment opportunities in Kenya: High growth potential in Agriculture, Construction, Mining, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing and several other key sectors

Kenya is the largest economy in east Africa and has one of the most stable political systems in Africa. When it comes to investment, Kenya has always been welcome to foreign investments and has taken many steps to increase the ease of doing business. The government in collaboration with the private sector, civil society, development partners and other stakeholders formulated the Kenya Mission 2030 which aims to make Kenya an industrialized nation with a prosperous middle class providing high quality of life to its citizens by 2030. Kenya has adopted a strategy that has seen more investors venture into it. Due to the small Kenyan domestic market (since Kenya has an approximate population of 40 million people), it has been building quite big infrastructure projects so as to link itself with other East African countries such as Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Somali and Ethiopia. This makes it the hub of East Africa. As the myth says, if you conquer Nairobi (Kenyan capital city); you have conquered East Africa. Additionally, this has increased the domestic market for companies in Kenya to up to 400 million consumers. Kenya has had its economy being driven by agriculture in the past years but have opted for other means such as mining, tourism and trade. This has seen major discoveries of minerals including oil, rare minerals and gold in Kenya.

Kenya has a fully liberalized economy without any exchange or price controls. There is no restriction on domestic or foreign borrowing by residents and non-residents. A comprehensive investment package is offered to investors to further boost the country potential for exploration and exploitation of mineral resources. Kenya?s mineral resources though limited, are attractive and a potential source of valuable materials such as titanium. At present, exploration of oil is ongoing off the Indian Ocean coast and other parts of the country. Certain sectors in Kenyan economy are in need of investment to transform Kenya from an agricultural economy to an industrialized one. Sectors like:

Agriculture processing (vegetable oils, fruit concentrates and white refined sugar)
Health care
Textiles (dyes)
Energy (power plants, renewable energy and transformers)
ICT (data centers and recovery points, software and hardware development, communication equipment etc.) present a host of investment opportunities ready for the taking.
This report on the outlook for lucrative investment areas reviews the potential future returns, technological advancements, regulations and market responses so as to provide a detailed but clear perspective on the potential implications for the growth prospects of these sectors for the next five years using past historical data and analysis.

Key questions that will be answered:

What are the high growth investments in Kenya?
What kind of growth can these sectors see in the next decade?
With investments pouring in how will the Kenyan stock market react and which companies stand to gain?
Is there a viable market for these goods and services?
Do any kinds of entry barriers exist?
How much can one invest in these sectors?
Financial analysis of expected returns?
Financial analysis and forecasts in these sectors?
What are the regulations in place?
What kinds of support in terms of SOPs are present in these sectors?

Who will benefit from this report?



Agriculture and livestock development

The companies processing of agricultural products can learn from this report the areas they need to focus on and redirect their focus on the profitable ventures existing in the country.

Metals/ Mining

Kenya has huge untapped mineral deposits and has the potential to become a leading exporter in key minerals in the next decade. With a growing domestic consumption base Kenya is looking for industries that can process the metals into finished products.


Kenya is gearing up to launch tourism afresh with major construction projects (hotel chains, parks, clubs, casinos etc.) lined up to increase tourist flow in the next decade.


Investments in geothermal, thermal and hydroelectric plants on a Build Own Operate and Transfer (BOOT) basis. The Kenyan population is set to double by 2030 and Kenya has growing energy needs.


Companies who manufacture heavy capital goods, textiles and chemicals would be interested as this country as Kenya currently lacks/deficient in the technical know-how to perform these operations.

Information , Communication and Technology

In keeping with Kenya Mission 2030 initiative launched by its President in 2008, the government is gearing up the revamp their technological infrastructure in connectivity, e-government, e-education and e-health

Health care

Kenya has dismal health care facilities and needs investment in this sector on a priority basis. This report will highlight the current state of the sector and its growth potential.

Institutional investors ,Private Equity firms ,Traders

Kenya has shown a continuous upward movement in the stock market. With Europe and US markets still recovering from the 2007 market crash, Kenya has shown high year on year gains and has become a veritable destination of foreign equity investors investing in Africa.

1. Introduction
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Research methodology
1.3 Definition of the Market
1.4 Areas covered
2. Executive Summary
3. Key Findings of the Study
4. Market Overview
5. Introduction
6. Economic Indicators
6.1 GDP
6.2 GDP Growth
6.3 Inflation rate
6.4 Interest Rate
6.5 Unemployment Rate
6.6 Fiscal Deficit
6.7 Current Account Deficit
7. Market Segmentation
8. Investment Opportunities
9. Market Dynamics
9.1 Introduction
9.1.1 Drivers
9.1.2 Restraints
9.1.3 Opportunities
10. Market Study
10.1 Agricultural Market
10.1.1 Drivers
10.1.2 Restraints
10.1.3 Opportunities
10.2 Dairy Market
10.2.1 Drivers
10.2.2 Restraints
10.2.3 Opportunities
10.3 Meat & Livestock Market
10.3.1 Drivers
10.3.2 Restraints
10.3.3 Opportunities
10.4 Fisheries Market
10.4.1 Drivers
10.4.2 Restraints
10.4.3 Opportunities
10.5 Construction Market
10.5.1 Drivers
10.5.2 Restraints
10.5.3 Opportunities
10.6 Manufacturing Market
10.6.1 Drivers
10.6.2 Restraints
10.6.3 Opportunities
10.7 Mining Market
10.7.1 Drivers
10.7.2 Restraints
10.7.3 Opportunities
10.8 Oil and Gas Market
10.8.1 Drivers
10.8.2 Restraints
10.8.3 Opportunities
10.9 Agricultural Market
10.9.1 Summary
10.9.2 Key Findings
10.9.3 Sales
10.9.4 Consumption pattern
10.9.5 Exports
10.9.6 Imports
10.9.7 Prices
10.9.8 Major Companies
10.9.9 Market demand to 2020.
10.10 Dairy Market
10.10.1 Summary
10.10.2 Key Findings
10.10.3 Sales
10.10.4 Consumption pattern
10.10.5 Exports
10.10.6 Imports
10.10.7 Prices
10.10.8 Major Companies
10.10.9 Market demand to 2020
10.11 Meat & Livestock Market
10.11.1 Summary
10.11.2 Key Findings
10.11.3 Sales
10.11.4 Consumption pattern
10.11.5 Exports
10.11.6 Imports
10.11.7 Prices
10.11.8 Major Companies
10.11.9 Market demand to 2020
10.12 Fisheries Market
10.12.1 Summary
10.12.2 Key Findings
10.12.3 Sales
10.12.4 Consumption pattern
10.12.5 Exports
10.12.6 Imports
10.12.7 Prices
10.12.8 Major Companies
10.12.9 Market demand to 2020
10.13 Construction Market
10.13.1 Summary
10.13.2 Key Findings
10.13.3 Sales
10.13.4 Consumption pattern
10.13.5 Exports
10.13.6 Imports
10.13.7 Prices
10.13.8 Major Companies
10.13.9 Commercial Construction Statistics Key Findings Major Companies Projects Upcoming Projects
10.13.10 Industrial Construction Statistics Key Findings Major Companies Projects Upcoming Projects
10.13.11 Infrastructure Construction Statistics Key Findings Major Companies Projects Upcoming Projects
10.13.12 Institutional Construction Statistics Key Findings Major Companies Projects Upcoming Projects
10.13.13 Residential Construction Statistics Key Findings Major Companies Projects Upcoming Projects
10.13.14 Market demand to 2020
10.14 Manufacturing Market
10.14.1 Summary
10.14.2 Key Findings
10.14.3 Sales
10.14.4 Consumption pattern
10.14.5 Exports
10.14.6 Imports
10.14.7 Prices
10.14.8 Major Companies
10.14.9 Market demand to 2020
10.15 Mining Market
10.15.1 Summary
10.15.2 Key Findings
10.15.3 Sales
10.15.4 Consumption pattern
10.15.5 Exports
10.15.6 Imports
10.15.7 Prices
10.15.8 Major Companies
10.15.9 Market demand to 2020
10.16 Oil and Gas Market
10.16.1 Summary
10.16.2 Key Findings
10.16.3 Sales
10.16.4 Consumption pattern
10.16.5 Exports
10.16.6 Imports
10.16.7 Prices
10.16.8 Major Companies
10.16.9 Market demand to 2020
11. Competitive Landscape
11.1 Existing Companies
11.2 Upcoming Companies and Projects
12. List of Figures

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