Kenya

Kenya is a country with enormous potential. It is an important hub in East Africa and one of the continent's ten largest economies. Having recently graduated beyond low-income country status, the government is focused on its Vision 2030 which aims to make Kenya one of world’s leading middle-income countries.

To make this vision a reality the government needs to overcome a number of challenges. With over 20 million Kenyans still living below the poverty line, a number of security threats and a population eager to see progress on job creation and public services, there are considerable demands on the government to deliver for its people.

AGI funds support to President Kenyatta and his team to enhance a number of critical centre-of-government functions. This support is putting in place systems and structures needed to monitor and drive progress on priority infrastructure and development projects including over 5000MW of electricity generation projects and a new railway linking Nairobi and Mombasa, and are helping the government to communicate effectively what progress is being made and what Kenyans can hold their government to account for delivering.

Kenya, an increasingly dynamic country, is continuously opening new trade and investment frontiers across the world.
President Uhuru Kenyatta

Highlights

Tony Blair has visited Kenya as part of his latest trip to several AGI partner countries.
President Obama has completed a three day trip to Kenya, marking the first time a sitting U.S. President has ever visited the country.

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Kenya is sub-Saharan Africa’s 4th biggest economy, accounting for over 2% of the continent’s GDP

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80% of Kenyans still lack access to electricity, that's 35 million people

66%

66% of Kenyan adults now use mobile payment methods, that's 16 million people

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