The KNCCI leadership and members led by the Chamber President Dr. Erick Rutto,this morning engaged in productive talks with the Deputy President, H.E. Hon. Rigathi Gachagua, at his official Karen, Nairobi residence.

The Deputy President, on behalf of himself and President H.E. Dr. William Samoei Ruto, acknowledged the role of  KNCCI in fostering enterprise development across Kenya. He highlighted the significance of ongoing collaboration with stakeholders, emphasizing  the president’s commitment to entrepreneurship as a catalyst for enhancing Kenya’s state  in global manufacturing and generating extensive employment opportunities for the youth domestically.

Deputy President Gachagua assured KNCCI’s leaders and members of the government’s full support in eliminating bureaucratic obstacles to streamline business operations, emphasizing unwavering assistance in expanding export markets, bolstering investment prospects, and enhancing commercial diplomacy.

Dr. Rutto thanked the Deputy President for his hospitality and outlined the Chamber’s mission to boost trade and investment through its extensive international network, encompassing 177 countries, which is central to promoting Kenyan products and acquiring market intelligence.

He also addressed the issue of pending bills, which pose a financial strain on businesses, and advocated for the swift passage of the Prompt Payment Bill, 2021, aimed at ensuring timely compensation for goods, services, or work provided.

The Chamber Vice President Mr. Mustafa Ramadhan, expressed his gratitude for the Deputy President’s support and highlighted the importance of diversifying export products. He noted preparations for the upcoming Kenya Week in Nairobi and Jeddah, aiming to showcase Kenyan offerings to new markets.

The discussions concluded with a plan to address a broad range of issues, including agriculture, manufacturing, youth, women, and labor, reflecting the collective objectives identified during the meeting. The Chamber’s leadership, including National Directors and Committee Members, were present, demonstrating a united front in advancing Kenya’s commerce and trade agenda.