Kenya Airways pilot Koki Mutungi and Alex Mbugua, the finance director, join traditional dancers in celebrating the arrival of the airline’s fourth Dreamliner at the JKIA in August last year. KQ’s fleet modernisation plan was the key driver of the growth in Kenya’s trade with the US. PHOTO | FILE
US exports to Kenya last year rose to $1.5 billion (Sh137.46 billion) from $594.5 million (Sh54.4 billion) the previous year – representing a 165.3 per cent growth.
The growth, which was the highest among America’s top 10 trading partners in Africa, enabled Kenya to dislodge Ghana from position eight by value of imports.
Kenya Airways’ fleet modernisation plan was the key driver of the growth in Kenya’s trade with the US.