Kenya Big Four Agenda: Stakeholders Information Pack

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At the 54th Jamhuri Day celebrations on the 12th of December 2017, His Excellency the President announced that his final term in office will focus its time and resources on a targeted transformative agenda based on four socio-economic pillars:

– Increase manufacturing share of GDP from 8.4% to 15%
– Ensure 100% Food and Nutrition Security
– Provide 500,000 Affordable Houses to the low income segment
– Provide 100% Universal Health Coverage

Key focus areas for the Big Four Enablers

Infrastructure

Targeted infrastructure investments by expanding the:

  • Feeder roads network (linked to trunk roads) and the rehabilitation of 10,000km of roads
  • Passenger handling capacity and construction of new runways at airports
  • Port infrastructure and facilities
  • Rail infrastructure to link Kenya with the wider East Africa region

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

Youth in jobs through vocational training and education:

  • Re-positioning and strengthening the TVET Education System to support the Big Four pillars
  • Implementing the STEM Education Programme
  • Developing a Labour Market Information System (LMIS) to support labour market actors and stakeholders
  • Establishment of new industrial training centres and implementing the National Internship Program

Power

Stable and competitive cost of power:

  • Increase Kenya electricity generation capacity from 2,699 MW to 5,221 MW
  • Reduce commercial & industrial electricity tariffs
  • Modernize electricity dispatch optimization, favoring low cost plants

Technology and Innovation

  • Digitise land titles and expand e-Government services system
  • Expand the National Fibre Optic infrastructure to cover the entire country
  • Establish National Science Technology & Innovation parks

Security

  • Embark on a ‘Citizen-centric’ police reforms program that supports a 24-hr economy
  • Enhance security infrastructure modernisation and improve staff welfare
  • Improve data management through the Integrated Population Registration System (IPRS) and National Identity Management System (NiM)
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Governance

  • Policy measures to address capital flight and government procurement reforms
  • Political & legislative measures to plug revenue leaks at National and County levels
  • Administrative measures to drive transparency and accountability in the public service
  • Fiscal measures to streamline tax breaks and plug revenue leakages in the fiscus
  • Law enforcement measures to strengthen the current anti-corruption campaign

Why invest in Kenya: Kenya’s Strategic Comparative Advantages

  • Kenya falls within the Top-3 Sub-Saharan Africa countries in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business global ranking
  • Kenya is the largest and most advanced economy in East & Central Africa
  • Kenya is strategically located as a gateway to the East and Central Africa
  • Kenya acts as a regional gateway to the wider Africa, Asia and Europe regions
  • Kenya provides political stability & a supportive legal environment
  • Kenya has a large English speaking and well educated labour pool
  • Kenya has a relatively well developed physical infrastructure

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