Bilateral relations between Kenya and India


The newly appointed High Commissioner of India to Kenya Her Excellency Namgya C. Khampa paid a courtesy visit to the Chamber President Mr. Richard Ngatia. The purpose of the visit was to renew and strengthen the already existing rapport between the two organizations.

The Chamber President stated that KNCCI seeks to renew and strengthen bilateral partnerships with the Indian private sector membership organizations.

Kenyan businesses people are looking up to their Indian Counterparts on among others business partnerships and transfer of technology and support to small, medium enterprises (SMEs) through among others exchange programmes and capacity building.

The major exports to India are mainly agricultural products. They include: Metallic, tea, leather, coffee, non-ferrous base metal waste and scrap metal, wool and animal hair. There is need to diversify Kenya’s exports to include non-perishables such as minerals

The major imports from India include: Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, Medicaments (including veterinary medicaments), Motorcycles, Paper and paperboard, Sugars, molasses and honey, Food-processing machines, other machinery and equipment specialized for particular industries, and structures and parts of structures.

Both parties agreed to reviving the Joint Business Council to promote trade and investment between the two countries.

Mr. Ngatia appreciated the High Commissioner for the visit and stated that he was looking forward to engaging the embassy in facilitating and coordinating the business community in trade development.

Published on: Kenya Chamber

Publication date: 21 September