Kenya has grown economically to become one of the largest and most diversified economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Within East Africa, the Kenyan economy is the anchor, as the largest in the region and is much more dynamic than those of other neighbouring countries. The country's economy is much better linked to the other economies in terms of investment flows and trade due to its advanced infrastructure, human capital base, diversified economy and its role as a leader in the information communication revolution in the region.
The main sectors contributing to economic growth are:
- building and construction
- infrastructure development
- transport and services
- wholesale and retail trade.
Since its independence in 1963, Kenya has followed a mixed economic development strategy aimed at attracting foreign direct investment. The government’s economic reforms have concentrated on strengthening private investment.
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