National Oil inks deal for SupaGas reticulation

National Oil Corporation of Kenya has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CFAO Kenya Limited (a Toyota Tshusho Group Company) and National Housing Corporation (NHC) to implement LPG reticulation for NHC residential units. The...
plastics ban

Manufacturers face loses over plastic bag ban

Plastic bag manufacturers are faced with the enormous task of dealing with losses that run into millions of shillings as the ban on plastics takes effect on Monday. This is further compounded by the...

Chinese Manufacturer XCMG to start Assembly Plant in Kenya

By Eric Biegon in Jiangsu, China XCMG construction Machinery manufacturer is growing its business operations in Africa. This endeavor by the Chinese multinational government-owned company is gaining traction given that the firm has expressed intent...
Mars Inc. supports President's Kenyatta manufacturing agenda

Mars Inc. shows support toward President Kenyatta’s manufacturing agenda

Victoria Mars, board member and immediate former Chairperson of Mars, Incorporated who recently visited Kenya, met President Uhuru Kenyatta and expressed support for the government’s Big Four Pillars for inclusive growth which includes manufacturing. Mars...

EAC Manufacturers Network meet to discuss regional challenges

By Christine Muchira/Release The East African Community Manufacturers Network meet today to discuss among other things, the review of the EAC Common External Tariff (CET), standards harmonization and tax harmonization. The EAC network aims to realize...

Govt to offer new incentives to manufacturers, says President Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the government has offered new incentives to manufacturers in order to encourage them produce cheaper but quality goods. He said the country is in competition with other nations and needs...
Manufacturers call for review of electricity incentives

Manufacturers call for review of electricity incentives

Manufacturers say they are not benefitting from the half price electricity tariff introduced last December targeting large businesses and manufacturers who operate through the night due to a precondition that beneficiaries scale up production. Kenya...

Kenya’s first-ever manufacturing expo and summit kicks off

By Claire Wanja/Statement  The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives (MoITC), Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and United Nations Industrial Organization (UNIDO) on Wednesday launched the first ever Manufacturing Summit and Expo in the East...
Bata Africa President calls on govt to protect local shoe manufacturers

Bata Africa President calls on govt to protect local shoe manufacturers

Bata Africa President Alberto Errico has called on the government to protect local shoe manufacturers from cheap shoe imports that are eating into local shoe companies’ profits. Errico added that local manufacturers support production value...
Budget

Economists want State to spend more on agriculture, manufacturing

Economists want the government to increase budgetary allocations for agriculture and manufacturing to anchor realization of two agendas of the government’s Big Four Plan. They also argue that past budgetary allocations have not been commensurate...
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