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Emulate South Korea, Taiwan industry

Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung'u with South Korean Ambassador to Kenya Yeo Sung-Jun during the signing of a Sh980.5 million grant on February 5, 2024  in Nairobi.

Photo credit: Bonface Bogita | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • In the1970s and 1980s, the South Korea government looked around for strategic private sector industries. It identified electronics, ship building, construction and armaments sectors.
  • Forget about alleged rivalry over human rights; the real war is about access to tech, chips.