Kenya remains confident despite growing security threat

Agriculture is still the backbone of Kenya’s economy (photo: dpa)
Agriculture is still the backbone of Kenya’s economy (photo: dpa)

Kenya’s economic outlook is among the brightest in Africa. Foreign investment in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nation is booming and business confidence is high since the discovery of oil and gas reserves. However, the terrorist group al-Shabab, responsible for the deadly attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi in 2013, poses a growing threat to the country’s stability. How Kenya deals with it will be crucial to realising its commercial potential.

KENYA is assuming a leading role in East Africa. It is the region's first economy and military power and is one of Africa's top investment destinations along with South Africa and Nigeria.

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