As the regional and financial capital of East and Central Africa, Kenya’s competitive advantage as an ICT investment destination is supported by many investor-friendly factors. As an active member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and other international conventions and standards, Kenya has global information infrastructure.
Kenyans have been involved in diverse areas of ICT and the diversity of industry players demonstrates this. On its own, the country is a huge local market.
Kenya has four mobile phone companies and close to 20 million subscribers. Internet penetration is enviable, two three optic cables TEAMS, SEACOM and EASSy — have landed and more are expected. The Government has built a national fibre network covering all districts. With this kind of ICT infrastructure, opportunities in Kenya are limitless. Kenya is a strong member of regional organisations such as the African Union, COMESA and the East African Community, and provides potential investors with a large potential market.
With superb infrastructure railway, airports, port, roads and communications the capital Nairobi is the headquarters of the region Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and even eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
By investing in Kenya, an individual or group has access to not only the 40 million local populations, but also the hundreds of millions in the region.
The Mombasa port is strategic for investors not only in the country, but also in the region. Kenya hosts many international organisations and foreign embassies, a testimony that it provides good facilities and standard living conditions Political maturity Kenya has been one of the most stable countries in Africa since the 1960’s. This is also manifested by the number of international and regional organizations with headquarters in Nairobi, including two United Nations Agencies