Is USA upstaging China in the Kenyan market? - 8 months ago, 24 June 00:05

By: Xn Iraki

While USA and China are trading barbs over trade surplus that favours China, USA has a solid trade surplus in services. That is what she has leveraged on in Kenya starting with eateries like KFC, Pizza Hut, and Subway and Burger King.

Next time you are on the way to JKIA stop on the last roundabout just after security check. Look to the east inside the airport and admire Four Points Hotel by Sheraton.

Look north about a km or less and Crowne Plaza Hotel stares at you.

Look south west and a Hilton is visible, about a km away on Mombasa road. The plane about to land might be a Boeing. Never mind that you can walk to SGR main station from this roundabout.

As China and USA haggle over tariffs we could have a back of the envelope analysis of their competition for the Kenyan market and our mind. ...
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