January, 18 Kenya is accelerating its push to make the country a hub for the Automobile sector. Trade and Industry CS Adan Mohamed said this during a meeting with the Chairman of Ashok Leyland Mr. Dheeraj Hinduja, which is part of the Hindujah Group of India, on the side-lines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
This meeting follows the recent state visit to India by President Kenyatta that focused amongst other areas on the growth of Indian investments in the Automobile Sector. The Hindujah Group is a multi-Billion dollar business that employs over 100,000 employees globally and operates in more than 100 countries and has interests in over 10 sectors including energy, healthcare, financial services, oil and gas amongst others.
“The Hindiuja Group is renowned for the Ashok Leyland Brand and we are keen to have them invest in manufacturing their globally renown Ashok Leyland Brand in Kenya”, said Mr. Mohamed.
The Cabinet Secretary is also meeting the Indian Minister for Trade and Industry to discuss other bilateral and Trade issues