Enhancing Manufacturing

From 9.2% to 20 % of GDP by 2022

  • Textile / Apparel / Cotton

    2022 targets

    $350 million $2 billion
    500,000 new jobs 100,000 new apparel jobs

    Priority 2018 specific initiatives

    Policy reviews for sector & incentives
    5m sq ft of Industrial Sheds
    200,000 ha of BT Cotton
    Train 50,000 youth & women
  • Leather

    2022 targets

    $140 million $500million exports
    50,000 new jobs 20 million new shoes made

    Priority 2018 specific initiatives

    Train & set up 5,000 cottage industries
    Complete Machakos Leather park
    Change policies esp.in stopping imports
    Identify 3 other parks
  • Agro-processing

    2022 targets

    16% 50%
    1,000 SMEs
    200,000 jobs

    Priority 2018 specific initiatives

    Map tea, coffee, sugar, meat, dairy, crops value chains
    Develop warehousing and cold chain sites
    Progress Mombasa food hub concept
  • Construction Materials

    2022 targets

    $470million $1billion
    10,000 new jobs

    Priority 2018 specific initiatives

    Identify key housing components
    Identify manufacturers
    Buy Kenya policy (70% of total) for housing materials
  • Oil, Mining & Gas

    2022 targets

    Attract 1 global scale player in Mining value add

    Priority 2018 specific initiatives

    Agree policy direction & Identify options for value Addition
    Attract International investors
    Refine vs crude export decision for oil
  • Iron & Steel

    2022 targets

    $1bn in new investments

    Priority 2018 specific initiatives

    Develop Policy & incentive framework
    Establish coal & iron ore deposits
    Conclude JV with manufacturer
    Commit Govt share of at least 30%
  • ICT

    2022 targets

    Phone, laptop, TV assembly plants 5 BPO players 10,000 jobs

    Priority 2018 specific initiatives

    Implement Kenya Industry & Entrepreneurship Project
    Computer, light electronics & IT related parts assembly/ manufacture
    Strengthen Innovation Ecosystem (Incubators & Accelerators)
  • Fish Processing

    2022 targets

    $20m fish feed mill investment 20,000 jobs

    Priority 2018 specific initiatives

    Identify 2 aquaculture investors
    Identify key local/ foreign investors to invest in fish feed mill
    Develop blue-ocean policy with MOLAF
    Designate acqua-culture SEZ in Lake Victoria

Overall Enablers


  • Doing Business

    2022 targets

    $350 million $4 billion
    DB Rank
    80 50

    Priority 2018 specific initiatives

    Operationalize investment council under HE
    Doing Business rank to 50th from 80th globally
  • Industrial Parks / Zones

    2022 targets

    $0 million $3.5 billion
    50,000 New jobs

    Priority 2018 specific initiatives

    Start Naivasha park or Dongo Kundu SEZ's infrastructure
    Identify and procure 3 parks along SGR
  • SME's

    2022 targets

    11.8% 20%

    Priority 2018 specific initiatives

    Policy change finalized along USA SBA Act & national policies
    Enhance SME's Development funds by $500m + guarantee schemes
    Merge various govt funds to form Biashara Bank
  • Market Access

    2022 targets

    Grow exports by 20% annually

    Priority 2018 specific initiatives

    Embed Kenya 1st Policy on EAC
    Set up Kenya Exim Bank
    Establish new markets; China, India etc
    Operationalize Export Strategy
  • Standards

    2022 targets

    Tighten import rules for finished goods (priority sectors "lockdown")
    Domesticate PVOC program for M/vehicles
    Kes. 6bn in local revenue
    Support 10,000 SMEs on export standards

    Priority 2018 specific initiatives

    Establish a Govt owned Motor - Free Trade Zone in Msa targeting 100k vehicles
    Train 500 inspectors for MV center
  • Iron & Steel

    2022 targets

    $0 million $3.5 billion
    50,000 New jobs

    Priority 2018 specific initiatives

    Start Naivasha park or Dongo Kundu SEZ's infrastructure
    Identify and procure 3 parks along SGR
  • ICT

    2022 targets

    $0 million $3.5 billion
    50,000 New jobs

    Priority 2018 specific initiatives

    Start Naivasha park or Dongo Kundu SEZ's infrastructure
    Identify and procure 3 parks along SGR
  • Fish Processing

    2022 targets

    $0 million $3.5 billion
    50,000 New jobs

    Priority 2018 specific initiatives

    Start Naivasha park or Dongo Kundu SEZ's infrastructure
    Identify and procure 3 parks along SGR