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Kenya's experience with Special Economic Zones: Legal and policy imperatives

Laryea, E., Ndonga, D. and Nyamori, B. (2020) Kenya's experience with Special Economic Zones: Legal and policy imperatives. African Journal of International and Comparative Law, 28 (2). pp. 171-194.

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In 2015, Kenya adopted a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) policy as one of its major economic growth and development pillars aimed at attracting investments to the country's manufacturing sector. However, the current SEZ scheme is not the first of such schemes adopted by Kenya – it is the latest in a string of schemes adopted in the last five decades. As the earlier schemes were mostly unsuccessful, the question is why would this new SEZ scheme succeed? This article examines Kenya's experience with SEZ. It assesses the scheme's legal and institutional framework, offers a critique of the scheme and makes some recommendations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Law
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Copyright: © 2020 Edinburgh University Press
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