The Economic Diplomacy of Kenya's Regional Interests

"Increasing attractiveness of East Africa as a ‘frontier market’ has put Kenya in the spotlight as a gateway to the region. The country identifies six sectors and is currently implementing flagship projects to enhance its prospects. Existing research is mainly concerned with descriptive studies of economic and commercial subjects within the East African context in terms of content and implementation of policy. There are very few attempts at directly linking these topics with the act of diplomacy. This paper is an exploratory attempt at connecting relevant issues within Kenya’s contemporary economic diplomacy in relation to its regional trade interests and the degree of political risk."