What are the challenges?


There are some challenges in doing business in Kenya. These include:

  • strong competition from the east, especially on price

  • security threats

  • infrastructure limitations

  • can be a high cost of doing business (such as taxes, access to finance)

  • bureaucracy

  • counterfeiting

  • 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:

See the 'Business risk' section, and check the latest overseas business risk report for Kenya at:

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/]



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