The economic history of the Republic of Kenya

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Union Calls for Higher Taxes On Imported Textiles
Panafrican News Agency, 21 November 2000. Kenya textile industry officials say the massive importation of second-hand clothes and the dumping of sub-standard textile on the local market was impacting negatively on the country's textile industry. Kenya's Textile and Tailors Workers Union said the phenomenon was threatening the Kenyan textile industry and the livelihood of millions of Kenyans who depend on it.
Don't Let Titanium Become The Curse Of Kwale
By Sam Wainaina, The East African (Nairobi), 18 January 2001. The government is in dire need of foreign funds and the titanium mining venture by Tiomin Resources Inc of Canada, will get government clearance to go on with the project whether environmentalists in Kenya or local people in Kwale District like or not.
Kenya Has Worst Economic Performance Since 1963
By Tervil Okoko, Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 15 February 2001. For the first time since independence in 1963, Kenya recorded a contracted economy. The unprecedented economic performance confirms the country's downward slide owing to gross mismanagement and factors beyond the government's control, such as drought.
Liberal Market Damages Industry
The Nation, 15 March 2001. Liberalization of the economy has damaged the textile and shoe industries, leading to massive job losses and worsening poverty. Inadequate power supplies, drought and high taxation led to high production costs of textiles and shoe products, creating room for dumping of cheap imports.
Government Drags Feet On Privatisation of Kenya Railways
By Tervil Okoko, PANA, 27 March 2001. The government is two years late privatising Kenya Railways Corporation (KR), the major rail and inland water transport firm to supplement the services of the Kenya Ports Authority. Its importance to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, southern Sudan and eastern Kenya. The economic history of KR and the government's inability to invest in it sufficiently.
Kenya's GDP in Massive Decline
Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 17 May 2001. The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) says that the country's economy slumped during the last year, due to to shortfalls in supply and increased costs, inefficient infrastructure and weaknesses in major operations of agricultural cooperative and other societies. CBK said the economy would nonetheless soon recover because of the rebound in the agricultural sector and the positive impact of structural reforms.
Farmers' Fury Over Bad Roads
By George Kiaye, The Nation (Nairobi), 17 May 2001. Lack of road repairs prevent shipment of agricultural products to market. The farmers accused the government of being insensitive to their problems.