Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has asked local investors to take advantage of the upcoming industrial park and dry ports in Naivasha to better the local economy.
He said it would not make sense to have capital investments in the county but are owned and managed by people from other regions.
He said talks are at an advanced stage between the county and the national government over the 1, 000 acres to be divided among Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan.
“Kenya is importing much and exporting little, a move that means doom for the country’s economy. But the revival of crops such as pyrethrum and avocado as well as livestock and livestock products will help balance the import-export equation,” said Kinyanjui.
Imports to Kenya rose 9.6% year-on-year to Sh141.3 billion in February 2019, mainly driven by purchases of machinery and transport equipment (57.3%); mineral fuels, lubricants (15.7%); chemicals (3.6%) and beverages & tobacco (5.5%).
The Governor was speaking when he met local businessmen during the Governor’s Golf Tournament at the Nakuru Golf Club.