News

Flowers

Tax Holidays, Cheap Land and Labour – Kenya Flower Firms Are Relocating To Ethiopia

  Incentives such as tax holidays, cheap land leases and low cost labor offered to horticulture investors by Ethiopia are proving too attractive to foreign flower firms operating in a difficult environment in Kenya. In 2015, five major investor in Kenya’s flower sector relocated their farms to neighboring Ethiopia and more companies are expected to […]

Ease of Doing Business

Uganda, Kenya Top Ease Of Doing Business Index

 Uganda has the most improved business environment in Africa, according to the Doing Business 2016 report released by the World Bank. The east African country’s improvement – measured on the basis of number of reforms and improvement in ease of business scores – was outmatched only by Costa Rica globally. Its overall ranking rose to […]

Commentary

Uber Kenya

Alex Ndungu Njeru: Competition and The Uber War In Kenya

 KENYA Kenyan Society. One of the most ubiquitous clichés in politics is, “you (status quo) cannot stop an idea whose time has come?” This phrase is bandied around all too often in your common day political rally, but perhaps the phrase has more utility in the economics and commerce spheres than it does have in […]