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About Kenya

About Kenya

Kenya is located in the Eastern part of Africa and serves as the regional business and transportation hub.  It is home to the global offices for UNEP and UN-Habitat, and the regional office for multinational corporations including UNICEF, Google, Nokia, Microsoft, General Electric, IBM, Coca Cola, to name but a few. Kenya is strategically placed within various markets in the region and the destination of its exports has been the European Community countries, USA and other African countries.

Why Kenya
With a highly educated talent pool, lower fully loaded cost than other leading BPO destinations, world class communication infrastructure, good business environment, favorable investment environment, convenient time zone (GMT+3), and an excellent English heritage and affiliation, Kenya is well poised to be a leading destination for services to Europe, North America, Oceania, East Africa and the Middle East.

Political goodwill
The Government of Kenya has made ICT a priority in its economic growth strategy initiatives and is keen to make Kenya a leading BPO services provider.

The government’s commitment is demonstrated by the large funds committed to the ICT infrastructure development, road upgrading programs throughout the country creating a very advanced road network in Nairobi, funds for a new airport now under development, free education to develop skills and very completive Export Processing Zone (EPZ) strategies.

Kenyans recently voted in a new constitution said to be one of the best in the world, with clear provisions for protecting investors and streamlining the judicial system.

Telecommunication
Kenya has one of the largest and fastest growing ICT sector in Africa. It has good internet and telecommunication infrastructure that is reliable and affordable. It serves as the convergence point for three fiber optic cables which are then distributed inland through an extensive terrestrial fiber optic network. The success of Mpesa, a local mobile money transfer service and the Kenyan innovation of Ushahidi , it is impossible to overstate the importance and growth of the ICT sector in Kenya.

Qualified Work Force
Kenya has a large pool of professional workers trained both within and outside the country in institutions in Europe, North America, Australia and other parts of the world.

For years, Kenya has produced well-educated professionals, fluent in English and highly skilled in various fields. Kenya is quickly becoming a talent rich country due to the strong basic education system strengthened by free primary education, and subsidized secondary and university education.

Convenient Time zone
With a very convenient Time Zone (GMT +3), Kenya is well positioned to offer same-time zone services for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and overnight services for North America and the Pacific region.

Dynamic Private Sector
The Private Sector has played an important role in the economic development of the country and of the region. It participates in Manufacturing, Agriculture, Tourism, Financial and ICT Sectors of the economy amongst others. Multinationals such as Barclays, Citibank, Coca Cola, Google, Nokia, Microsoft, IBM, Unilever, Nestle, Proctor & Gamble, General Electric, Total Oil Company, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and Deloitte have set up regional and/or country offices in Kenya.

Harmonious Industry Relations
Kenya has enjoyed decades of stable and harmonious industrial relations in all sectors of the economy with trade unions existing in every sector.

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