Tag: big 4 agenda

Former Kenyan President Daniel Moi laid to rest at his Kabarak home

The top headline coming out of Kenya this morning is just concluded funeral of former President Daniel Moi and the burial happening in Kabarak this morning but that's not the only news coming out of the country. The Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation (KDIC) has split from the Central Bank and is due to become parastatal, the stock market has seen an aggressive increase in activity over the past week and the Government is looking to avail opportunities for diaspora remittances to be invested directly into the Big 4 Agenda. Journalist, Joseph Bonyo joins CNBC Africa for more.

Here’s how Big 4 agenda is expected to grow Kenya’s GDP by 6%

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group predicted Kenya's 2020 GDP to grow at 6 per cent this year, boosted by favourable weather conditions and big-ticket investments around the Big 4 agenda on health, housing, manufacturing and agriculture. Also, Kenya’s private sector activity fell for the first time in nine months to January, largely due to weak consumer demand, pointing to poor cash flow in the country. Rodney Omukhulu, Assistant Investments Analyst at Cytonn joins CNBC Africa for more.

How much traction has Big 4 Agenda gained in developing Kenya four years on?

Just over 2 years ago, when Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta began his second term in office, he released his development blueprint for Kenya, known as the Big 4 Agenda. The plan outlines 4 pillars of development: Food security, affordable housing, universal health care and manufacturing – but now with only about two and half more years to go, how much of the blueprint has the Government achieved and what comes next? Journalist, Joseph Bonyo joins CNBC Africa for more.

Smart technologies and how it can address water scarcity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Approximately 319 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa live without access to hygienic water and out of these, 19 million people are in Kenya. To share how smart technologies can be leveraged to unlock potential that exists in Kenya’s arid lands, which could play a big role in the achievement of Kenya’s Big 4 Agenda on food security, Aisha Walcott, Research Manager of Artificial Intelligence at IBM Research Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.