Top 12 Investment Opportunities In Kenya With The Best Returns

By Getrude Mathayo / Published November 3, 2022 | 2:24 pm




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One of the best investments in Kenya is real estate. More and more people are purchasing property in Kenya. That is mainly because of the growing middle class. Everywhere you go in Kenya, there are construction projects. New houses are being built around, and people are investing in property as a long-term asset class


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When it comes to investing, we all look for business opportunities with the most profitable returns or at best with high demand. Kenya is a land of endless opportunities for everyone. It is one of the fastest-rising economies in Africa, and many investors are already reaping big with their startups.

There are a number of opportunities available for investment in the different sectors of the Kenyan economy. With the many investment options available, it is difficult to know what makes the cut in the world of investments.

The task of choosing what to invest in is particularly harder for beginners as you might not know what assets to pick. The most important thing to do before deciding what to invest in is to do a lot of research on each type of investment. The next thing to do is to determine and understand your financial needs.

If you can tell what you desire from an investment, it is going to be easy to find out what to invest in. Every investment carries risk, some with more returns than others.

For starters, it is wise to know the pros and cons of each particular investment option. It will help you choose what to invest in. In this article, we select the eight investments that you can invest in.

  1. Agribusiness investment

A venture into the agribusiness sector in both small- and large-scale activities is a profitable area to invest in right now. With the increasing rates of unemployment especially amongst the youth, agribusiness offers a solution in terms of job and wealth creation given that Kenya is also an Agri-based economy

  1. Real Estate

One of the best investments in Kenya is real estate. More and more people are purchasing property in Kenya. That is mainly because of the growing middle class. Everywhere you go in Kenya, there are construction projects. New houses are being built around, and people are investing in property as a long-term asset class.

  1. Branding and PR Industry

This is the investment opportunity in Kenya that nobody wants you to know. It is thriving in countries like the US and can work better in Kenya as well. There’s a lot of cash to be made here once you are established. All you have to do is build a brand for yourself.

  1. Fisheries

Kenya’s water resources in the Indian Ocean, Lake Victoria, and other numerous freshwater lakes provide vast fishing potential. At present, deep-sea fishing, prawn, and trout farming are in their infancy but growing rapidly. Opportunities also exist in fish processing (filleting and fishmeal production), as well as fisheries-support infrastructure.

  1. High-yield savings account

A high-yield savings account is a type of savings account that gives you very high yields on the amount of money you have saved in your account, after a specific period. A high-yield savings account is like a traditional savings account but instead has interest rates for savings.

  1. The stock market in Kenya

The stock market allows you to buy and sell shares of publicly listed companies. You can get to invest in different stock markets like Kenyan stocks through the Nairobi Securities Exchange or global stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ.

  1. Investing in Tourism in Kenya

There are a lot of opportunities to invest in the tourism sector. Kenya is amongst the top tourist destinations in Africa and the government is also committed to providing a tourism-friendly environment to enhance tourism.

Some of the available opportunities to invest in tourism include; Tourist hotels, Game lodges, Tourism and hospitality training, Amusement parks, restaurants, casinos, and clubs.

  1. Renewable energy investment

Kenya is one of the most active countries in terms of embracing renewable energy in Africa. An overwhelming 70 percent of power in Kenya is sourced from renewable energy.

There are many profitable investment ventures in the Kenyan energy sector from renewable sources such as Biofuels, Solar, wind, and geothermal power generation, Innovations in the renewable energy sector, Drilling of geothermal wells, and cleaning services.

  1. e-Sports and Gaming

Another excellent investment opportunity in Kenya is e-Sports and Gaming. Gaming is a fast-growing industry in Kenya, Africa, and the world. The gaming market has seen double-digit growth over the past couple of years and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

  1. Urban Logistics and Transport

Urban logistics and transport are among the top investment opportunities in Kenya that you can take advantage of today. It is getting more popular by the year because it allows people to get around faster and easier. Investing in urban logistics and transport will be a good idea for anyone.

  1. Investing in Government Bonds

Bonds are just ways in which the Kenyan government or large companies borrow from the general public to fund their projects, or run the government itself.

The Kenyan Treasury bonds provide quarterly, semi-annual, or even annual T-bonds with cash repayment periods of between 1-30 years, you decide on this. Interest rates diversify with the duration of the issued bonds and the total amount issued.

  1. Start Your own company

All these big companies you know didn’t come out of anywhere and became what they are overnight. Some individuals started them and expanded with time by providing value to clients. As a youth, you can do the same. Just register your company and make it lively and build a brand.

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