Reflections on the Creative Economy in Kenya

That Kenya has a vibrant creative sector with a long and distinctive history is in no doubt. As part of the informal sector, which carries around 84% of the population, we have come to identify it in various ways, the moniker jua kali maybe best expressing its multiple dimensions.

These function within a cultural context that is fluid in its embrace of the new, and also embedded in traditional ways of doing.

The absence of a facilitative policy framework has, however, meant that this potentially vital sector has had to navigate and create a path for itself. 

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