- Chinese firms in Kenya have created around 130 000 jobs for Kenyans
- 50 000 local jobs created in 2018
Over 400 Chinese operated businesses in Kenya have collectively created about 130 000 jobs for local residents, according to the 2018/19 Social Responsibility Report by the Kenya China Economic and Trade Association. In 2018, 50 000 jobs were created by Chinese companies and 67 000 Kenyans were provided with training.
Chinese Ambassador in Kenya, Wu Peng said that the Kenya Economic and Trade Association had invested over US$78 million in local communities in Kenya as part of its social responsibility package. Chinese companies have helped to strengthen the bond between China and Kenya, said Wu Peng.
Ababu Namwamba, the foreign affairs ministry chief administrative secretary in Kenya, said the social responsibility of Chinese firms was an example of shared prosperity between the two countries and demonstrated a mutually beneficial relationship.
Chinese companies in Kenya have taken a proactive approach to environmental impact management, said the report. Companies have included environmental protection into the daily running of their businesses. The report found these Chinese companies were not only creating jobs and transferring skills, but also aligning their work with sustainable development.
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