Government to arrest businesses engaging in deceit


Interior and Co-ordination of the National government Cabinet secretary Dr. Fred Matiang`i has cautioned large scale entrepreneurs against deceitful business practices.

Speaking during the official launch of Manufacturing Priority Agenda (MPA) developed by Kenya Association of Manufactures (KAM) in Nairobi, Matiang`i said that the government will partner with international agencies and act against devious business practices.

“We are geared to act in defense of the interest of our people and we will not accept deliberate criminal conducts of businesses that hurt small investors and traders,” said Matiang`i.

Matiang`i further said the government is working together with KAM and private sectors to create an eco-system that supports business .This  will generate  more business opportunities and improve the economy of the country .

The chairman of the parliamentary committee on trade, industry and cooperatives, Hon Kanini Kega said that the National Assembly consistently develops and reviews policy and regulatory frameworks that enable economic growth.

“We are fast-tracking the signing of the legislative Act to support the growth of manufacturing industries,” said Kega.

Each year the Association develops a Manufacturing Priority Agenda (MPA) to highlight action plans to address challenges hampering the growth of manufacturing sectors.

 Some of the measures proposed this year to transform Kenya into a competitive regional industrial hub include; implementing a policies tailored towards nurturing local businesses, enhancing market access, boosting productivity of SMEs and enhancing the competitiveness of locally manufacture goods.