Waste Management Opportunities in Kenya’s high-growth Markets

Key Developments in Waste Management

Waste management is a major challenge in Kenya, particularly within the country’s capital, Nairobi, and it’s environs – as influenced by the rapidly developing population. In this regard, for instance, Nairobi produces roughly 2,400 tons of waste per day, of which only 38% is collected and less than 10% recycled. The remaining 62% is deposited within inefficient dumpsites or burned. This occurrence provides for the availability of viable business opportunities for savvy international companies, operating within this sector. Such opportunities include:

Infrastructure Development & Value-addition

  • Establishing efficient recycling points and composting facilities
  • Provision of capacity-building training across the entire waste management value chain system
  • Provision of robust waste management technological expertise and solutions, e.g., waste-to-energy solutions

Market Overview

Economically, Kenya adopts a market-based economy, representing the largest and most advanced economy in East and Central Africa. Its GDP accounts for more than 50% of the regions total. Current estimates project the country’s GDP to increase to 5.6% in 2018 – and 6.2% in 2019, respectively. Kenya is recognised as the key logistical conduit into the East African Community’s (EAC) regional market, consisting of: Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. As a result, a number of foreign companies establish their regional headquarters in Kenya.

Further information:

Expressions of interest should be addressed to:

Rolex O. Owino
Business Development Director
Email: rolex.owino@africansv.com
Tel.: +358504339619