Answer: Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kenya is trying to enter the 85-million-consumer-strong regional market that lies to its west, and it is easy to see why. While the DRC’s GDP was in single digit billions early this century, last year it hit $50bn. The ‘peace dividend’ after years of conflict is there for the harvesting.
Equity Bank chief James Mwangi is the poster child for Kenyan expansion into the DRC, having bought two banks: ProCredit and BCDC.