Kenya Big Four Agenda: Stakeholders Information Pack

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


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


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


  • 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)


  • 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