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  • Indian Mission

US$ 27.63mn
FDI inflow from April 2000 to March 2021

US$ 2,026mn

bilateral trade value 2020-2021

overseas Indians living in Kenya

Additional Accreditation The Mission in Kenya also handles India's bilateral relations with Somalia, UNEP and UN Habitat

Strong regional player

Kenya is the largest and most advanced economy in East and Central Africa, contributing to more than 50% of the region’s GDP


agriculture and expanding services sector

Strategic location

With a border to the Indian Ocean, Kenya is well suited as a production and distribution base to service Africa, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia and other Indian Ocean Islands

Gateway to Africa

with its huge East African Community (EAC) of 52 million in 2019 as per World Bank Data.

Strong growth prospects

through an emerging middle class appetite for high-value good and services

India's Exports and Imports to Kenya


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Jeevan Bharati Building
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Agricultural exports

    Maize (corn), other than seed (100590)
    Maize (corn), seed (100510)
    Malt extract; oth. food preps. of flour/groats/meal/starch/malt extact [see … (190190)
    Other wheat and meslin (100199)
    Semi-milled/wholly milled rice, whether or not polished/glazed (100630)


    Milk & cream, not concentrated/sweetened, fat content by wt. >1% but not >6 … (040120)


    Food preps., n.e.s. (210690)
    Other fructose and fructose syrup, containing in the dry state more than 50% by weight of fructose, excluding inv (170260)
    Sauces & preps. therefor, n.e.s.; mixed condiments & mixed seasonings, n.e. … (210390)
    Whey & modified whey, whether or not concentrated/sweetened (040410)


    Food preps., n.e.s. (210690)


    Cane sugar specified in subheading note 2 to this chapter: (170113)
    Other cane sugar: (170114)


    Beans (Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp. (excl. of 0713.31-0713.33)), dried, shell … (071339)


    Fish – frozen mackerel (scomber scombrus, scomber australasics, scomber japonicus) excluding fillet, liver, roes and other fish meat
    Fish fillets; frozen, tilapias (oreochromis spp.)
    Fish meat, excluding fillets, whether or not minced, frozen
    Fish preparation – tunas, skipjack and atlantic bonito (sarda spp.) prepared or preserved, whole or in pieces (but not minced)
    Fish; fresh or chilled, salmonidae n.e.c. excluding fillets, liver, roes and other fish meat

Employment Opportunities

*Information subject to changes amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Kenyans are given priority in jobs, and opportunities go to expats if employers can prove that the position cannot be filled locally. Given the growth in the local market, several multinationals such as Google, General Electric and Coca-Cola have opened offices in the country. The sectors drawing foreigners include healthcare, media, education, financial services, hospitality, among others. There are many expats in the region who are involved with multi-governmental organisation.

A vibrant community of persons of Indian origin presently numbered around 80,000 including an estimated 20,000 Indian citizens. Several Kenyans of Indian origin have distinguished themselves as lawyers, judges, doctors and academics.

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Priority Sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Kenya
  • Soda ash
  • Vegetables
  • Tea
  • Leather
  • Metal scrap.
India's top export to Kenya
  • Petroleum products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Steel products
  • Machinery
  • Yarn
  • Vehicles
  • Power transmission equipment

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