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Kenya suffered a setback in the latter half of 2013, when two major incidents in quick succession dealt a blow to its international reputation. But cabinet secretary for transport and infrastructure Michael Kamau tells Barbara Njau that he is confident that the government's effective response to these events, and its commitment to developing the country's infrastructure, will help cement Kenya's position as a leading investment destination in east Africa.
Recent oil discoveries in Kenya do not detract from the country's long-term need for renewable energy sources, according to the managing director of Firefly Solar, a designer and manufacturer of off-grid, solar-powered generators.
Countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa are increasingly keen to show off their tourism credentials to international travellers. But while visitor numbers are on the rise, the region's dated infrastructure and poor image are proving to be tough obstacles to overcome.
After a disappointing July, FDI in Africa returned to health in August 2013, with Kenya performing particularly well in terms of capital expenditure and job creation.
Kenya's reputation as a safe tourist destination has been damaged by the recent terrorist attack in the country's capital, Nairobi.
At the World Economic Forum meeting on Africa in Cape Town in May, fDi spoke to leading officials from three African countries that are implementing strategies to improve their records for attracting foreign investment.
The Kenyan government has given the go-ahead to construct east Africa's first business and technology park.
Kenya's permanent secretary to the Ministry of Finance says 2013's elections will not shake the country's improving economy.
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