Doing business in Kenya: updates regarding COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has consequences for entrepreneurs doing business in or with Kenya. The Dutch government provides an overview of useful information intended for everyone involved with agribusiness in Kenya. The agriculture team of the Netherlands embassy can answer further questions via

Update 28 May 2020

  • The Government of Kenya unveiled an 8-point economic plan valued at KES 53.7 billion to stimulate economy after the effect of Covid-19. See the 1 pager for details.
  • World Bank grants Kenya a loan of KES 4.6 billion to address the locust invasion. For more information see the press release here.
  • The organization COLEACP carried out a survey on the impact of corona on horticulture sector in Kenya. Kindly find the insights gained in their report.
  • Kindly find the Kenya Gazette Supplement no. 44 with the Pandemic Response and Management Bill 2020 via this link – The bill is currently going through parliament and has a number of proposals on social economic impact including employment contracts. MMAN advocates published an overview with the highlights of this proposed Bill here.
  • The EU Delegation in Nairobi is mapping the European private sector investment in Kenya, including potential opportunities to invest in in order to identify the private sector needs and to better tailor the EU-Kenya public-private dialogue. If you are a Dutch business investing in Kenya we kindly ask you to fill in the online survey if you have not done so already.
  • The Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW) published an International Action Agenda COVID-19 [in Dutch]. In the agenda the organizations propose steps to support Dutch businesses involved in international business. You can find the agenda here.  


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