Surge in Kenya factory import orders signals industrial rebound

President Uhuru Kenyatta is banking on modernisation and development of new factories to help generate targeted 800,000 new decent jobs for the youth under “Big Four Agenda” economic transformation plan by 2022.

~ Business Daily Africa

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