Latest 10 Jobs in Kenya
|1||MS118382||Project Manager (Civil / Housing development / infrastructure) – Kenya||view|
|2||MS76300||Construction Supervisor (Substation / Power Generation / Transmission & Distribution) – Kenya||view|
|3||TJKEN3||Chief Operating Officer (Insurance / ShortTerm / Operations/ Management) - Kenya||view|
|4||TJKEN2||Chief Operating Officer (Insurance / Long term / Operations/ Management) - Kenya||view|
|5||TJKEN1||Head Of Corporate And Institutional Sales (Insurance / Finance / Management) - Kenya||view|
|6||GGAH01||General Manager (Project Forwarder / Oil & Gas Logistics) – Kenya||view|
|7||DLR||Head of Corporate Product Offering / Client Access: East Africa (transactional products, cash and trade, corporate banking, technical skillset, project management), Nairobi, Kenya||view|
|8||TJ4567||Deputy Managing Director (Insurance / Executive / Business Development) Kenya||view|
|9||FG 015||Senior Brand Manager (FMCG/ Dairy) – Nairobi /Kenya||view|
|10||PGS||Senior Derivative Sales Executive: Corporate Market (Sales, Account, management, Pricing, Derivatives, Risk, Data), Nairobi, Kenya||view|
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Information about Kenya
Natural Resources: limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, gypsum, wildlife, hydropower.
Kenya is a nation in eastern-Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania. Kenya is dominated by low plains which rise to central Kenyan highlands which are bisected by Great Rift Valley with a fertile plateau in west. The Kenyan Highlands comprise one of the most successful agricultural production regions in Africa. In the west of the country is Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile River. Glaciers are found on Mount Kenya, Africa's second highest peak. Kenya's unique physiography supports abundant and varied wildlife of scientific and economic value.
Kenya's major environmental issues include: water pollution from urban and industrial wastes; degradation of water quality from increased use of pesticides and fertilizers; water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; and, poaching. It is susceptible to recurring drought; flooding during rainy seasons.
Founding president and liberation struggle icon Jomo Kenyatta led Kenya from independence in 1963 until his death in 1978, when President Daniel Toroitich arap Moi took power in a constitutional succession. The country was a de facto one-party state from 1969 until 1982 when the ruling Kenya African National Union (KANU) made itself the sole legal party in Kenya. Moi acceded to internal and external pressure for political liberalization in late 1991. The ethnically fractured opposition failed to dislodge Kanu from power in elections in 1992 and 1997, which were marred by violence and fraud, but were viewed as having generally reflected the will of the Kenyan people. President MOI stepped down in December 2002 following fair and peaceful elections. Mwai Kibaki, running as the candidate of the multiethnic, united opposition group, the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC), defeated Kanu candidate Uhuru Kenyata and assumed the presidency following a campaign centered on an anticorruption platform. Kibaki's NARC coalition splintered in 2005 over the constitutional review process. Government defectors joined with Kanu to form a new opposition coalition, the Orange Democratic Movement, which defeated the government's draft constitution in a popular referendum in November 2005. Kibaki's reelection in December 2007 brought charges of vote rigging from ODM candidate Raila Odinga and unleashed two months of violence in which as many as 1,500 people died. UN-sponsored talks in late February produced a powersharing accord bringing Odinga into the government in the restored position of prime minister.
The regional hub for trade and finance in East Africa, Kenya has been hampered by corruption and by reliance upon several primary goods whose prices have remained low. In 1997, the IMF suspended Kenya's Enhanced Structural Adjustment Program due to the government's failure to maintain reforms and curb corruption. A severe drought from 1999 to 2000 compounded Kenya's problems, causing water and energy rationing and reducing agricultural output. As a result, GDP contracted by 0.2% in 2000. The IMF, which had resumed loans in 2000 to help Kenya through the drought, again halted lending in 2001 when the government failed to institute several anticorruption measures. Despite the return of strong rains in 2001, weak commodity prices, endemic corruption, and low investment limited Kenya's economic growth to 1.2%. Growth lagged at 1.1% in 2002 because of erratic rains, low investor confidence, meager donor support, and political infighting up to the elections. In the key December 2002 elections, Daniel Arap MOI's 24-year-old reign ended, and a new opposition government took on the formidable economic problems facing the nation. After some early progress in rooting out corruption and encouraging donor support, the Kibaki government was rocked by high-level graft scandals in 2005 and 2006. In 2006 the World Bank and IMF delayed loans pending action by the government on corruption. The international financial institutions and donors have since resumed lending, despite little action on the government's part to deal with corruption. The scandals have not weighed down growth, with estimated real GDP growth at more than 6 percent in 2007.
GDP (Purchasing Power Parity): $58.88 billion (2007 est.)
GDP (Official Exchange Rate): $29.3 billion (2007 est.)
GDP- real growth rate: 7% (2007 est.)
GDP- per capita (PPP): $1,700 (2007 est.)
GDP- composition by sector:
services: 59.5% (2007 est.)
services: 59.5% (2007 est.)
Population Below Poverty Line: 50% (2000 est.)
Industries: small-scale consumer goods (plastic, furniture, batteries, textiles, clothing, soap, cigarettes, flour), agricultural products, horticulture, oil refining; aluminum, steel, lead; cement, commercial ship repair, tourism
Exports: tea, horticultural products, coffee, petroleum products, fish, cement
Export Partners: Uganda 16.9%, UK 7%, Tanzania 8.2%, Netherlands 8.1%, US 6.4%, Pakistan 5.2% (2006)
Imports: machinery and transportation equipment, petroleum products, motor vehicles, iron and steel, resins and plastics
Import Partners: UAE 11.4%, China 9.9%, India 8.7%, Saudi Arabia 8%, South Africa 6.3%, US 6.2%, Japan 5.9%, UK 4.7% (2006)
Economic Aid Recipient: $768.3 million (2005)
Currency: Kenyan shilling (KES)
Ports and Terminals: Mombasa
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