The construction industry in Kenya is a significant contributor to the country’s economy, with the sector accounting for about 7% of the GDP. The industry employs a considerable number of people, from unskilled laborers to highly skilled professionals.
The construction industry in Kenya is mainly driven by government-funded infrastructure projects, such as roads, bridges, and public buildings. Private sector investment in commercial and residential real estate development is also a significant driver of the construction industry.

The Kenyan government has been actively working to create an enabling environment for the construction industry. This includes the development of policies and regulations aimed at improving the quality of construction work and enhancing safety on construction sites.

One of the significant challenges facing the construction industry in Kenya is the high cost of building materials, which can make construction projects prohibitively expensive. This is partly due to the country’s reliance on imports for many building materials, as well as a lack of local manufacturing capacity.

Despite these challenges, the construction industry in Kenya is expected to continue growing in the coming years, driven by ongoing infrastructure development and increasing demand for residential and commercial real estate.