Pharmaceuticals in Kenya: The Evolution of Technological Capabilities

  • Roberto Simonetti
  • Norman Clark
  • Watu Wamae
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Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


As Chapter 1 briefly outlined, Kenya has a strong and long-standing pharmaceutical industry. A 2015 Business Monitor report on pharmaceutical manufacturing in Kenya states that the country hosts the largest pharmaceutical industrial base in East Africa. The report also sees a bright future as a ‘potential base for export across East Africa’ (BMI Research, 2015). This chapter locates the Kenyan pharmaceutical industry within the country’s historical context of industrial development and growth.


Foreign Direct Investment Capacity Utilization Technological Capability Local Firm Public Procurement 
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© Roberto Simonetti, Norman Clark and Watu Wamae 2016

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  • Roberto Simonetti
  • Norman Clark
  • Watu Wamae

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