KENYA – Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has appointed Mucai Kunyiha as the new National Chairman to lead the organization for a two-year term.

Kunyiha who has been serving as the Vice-Chair from July 2018, takes over from Sachen Gudka whose term ended and who remains an Ex-Officio member of the Board, playing an advisory role in directing the growth of the Association.

Kunyiha, a lawyer by profession noted that he will focus on advocating for the development of coherent policies that support industrial growth, pushing for predictability in fiscal and legislative regulations and support for SMEs.

This is through policy advocacy and championing Kenya’s circular economy through enhanced partnerships, driving the waste management agenda through the Kenya Plastic Action Plan.

He is currently the Group Managing Director of Kzanaka Ltd, which includes Cooper K-Brands Ltd, Analabs Ltd, Mashiara Park, and Qaribu Inn.

Rajan Shah, the CEO of Capwell Group of Companies which includes Capwell Industries Ltd, was appointed Kunyiha’s new Vice-Chair. He has served on the KAM Board in various capacities and also serves as the Regional Chairman of the KAM Central Region.

Kunyiha’s appointment comes at a time when the manufacturing sector across the world is in the midst of yet another major transformation following the need to optimize efficiency, quality, and service delivery in the entire production value chain.

“The road ahead for manufacturing and the economy will not be easy. Speaking at KAM Head Office, Kunyiha noted that the manufacturing sector is an integral part of Kenya’s sustainable growth and development adding.

“The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is yet to be determined as it continues to unleash damage locally and globally. It demands big changes which we must explore urgently and diligently, including the development of rebound strategies and policies that will see the economy rebound and increase the sector’s contribution to GDP exponentially.”

KAM provides an essential link for co-operation, dialogue and understanding with the Government by representing the views and concerns of its members to the relevant authorities.

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