What are the challenges?
There are some challenges in doing business in Kenya. These include:
strong competition from the east, especially on price
can be a high cost of doing business (such as taxes, access to finance)
high levels of corruption (145th out of 176 on the corruption index)
ranks 92nd out of 190 for ease of doing business index
You should ensure you take the necessary steps to comply with the requirements of the UK Bribery Act. See: www.gov.uk/government/publications/bribery-act-2010-guidance
See the 'Business risk' section, and check the latest overseas business risk report for Kenya at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/overseas-business-risk-kenya.
The DIT team in Nairobi and the British Chamber of Commerce Kenya (BCCK) can help provide further advice and information.
[Source: Department for International Trade/UKEF/gov.uk/BCCK]
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