Who We Are
The Kenya Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA) is the institution responsible for attracting, facilitating and retaining domestic and foreign direct investments in Special Economic Zones (SEZs). The Authority serves as the regulator of both public and private SEZs in Kenya and exists to create an enabling environment for investors through the development of integrated infrastructure facilities, as well as the creation of incentives that eliminate the barriers to doing business in Eastern Africa’s most vibrant economic hub.
Established in 2015 by an Act of Parliament ( Special Economic Zones Act No. 16 of 2015 ), the institution’s core objectives are:
● To provide for the establishment of special economic zones in Kenya
● The promotion and facilitation of global and local investors
● The development and management of an enabling environment for investments, and for connected purposes.
With the mandate to regulate and implement policies and programmes related to SEZs, the Government of Kenya, through SEZA, recognizes the critical role of SEZs in transforming the country into an industrialized ‘middle-income economy providing a high quality life to all its citizens as envisioned in Kenya Vision 2030