A Look at Export Processing Zones in Kenya


Export Processing Zones also known as the EPZ are manufacturing firms that produce goods for export only with a small percentage allowed within the country. Companies seek authorization from the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Kenya to do this. The EPZ companies fall under the umbrella body of Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) a parastatal under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. There are several different types of companies under this agreement. Companies ranging from services providers to agricultural firms.
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Kenya’s Thriving Fashion industry


Growth and development is one of the greatest expectations that we have in life. We don’t desire to stagnate or dwell on one level. As a developing country, Kenya has come a long way on many fronts, and we have seen the fruit of those who have been laboring without rest in various industries. One of these is the fashion industry. This is from using animal skin as clothes, to lapping khangas, imported second hand clothes to having our own thriving fashion industry.Some years back fashion design
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Kenya: Factors Affecting Women’s Political representation


Although women make up a significant portion of the population in Kenya, the political representation by women tells a different story. According to the latest census figures, there are 19,192,458 male and 19,417,639 females in Kenya, making women a majority.  Since independence in 1963 , the political landscape has been dominated by men right from state house to the grass roots. To a certain extent, the problem can be traced to the foundation of the nation because over 99.5 percent of its
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Take Charge: Women and Political Leadership in Kenya


Women and political leadership in Kenya has been quite challenging for many years now, but some light has started shining after our new constitution was implemented.   Despite the global advances recognizing the principle of women’s economic, political as well as social equality. Kenyan women have continued been marginalized in many areas especially when it comes to leadership as well as decision making. Studies have shown that women typically, bring a diversity of opinions and perspectives to
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