Region: Kenya

Kenyan brewer accused of bottle abuse

Kenya’s largest brewers are battling over the use of glass bottles, with one accusing its rival of anticompetitively embossing bottles with a logo to prevent competing brands from using them.

08 January 2020

Buyer power abuse banned in Kenya

Kenya’s president has signed off on amendments to the country’s competition law, which for the first time include a prohibition against the abuse of buyer power.

16 December 2019

Leniency unsuccessful in Kenya, says authority head

Kenya’s leniency regime is ineffective because companies distrust government bodies and are reluctant to “snitch”, the head of its antitrust authority has said.

26 November 2019

Kenyan antitrust head: artificial intelligence could be catastrophic for Africa

The proliferation of anticompetitive algorithms could have potentially “catastrophic” effects for Africa, the head of Kenya’s antitrust enforcer has warned.

26 March 2019

Report shows Kenyan enforcer is “flexing its muscles”

The Competition Authority of Kenya has released its annual report, revealing details of several previously unpublished probes and a gun-jumping fine.

19 February 2019

Kenyan airline seeks antitrust exemption

Kenya Airways has asked for an exemption from the country’s competition law for a joint venture with Tanzanian airline Precision Air – in which Kenya Airlines is the second-largest shareholder.

21 May 2018

East African Community’s antitrust enforcer conducts first market inquiries

The East African Community Competition Authority has begun its first market inquiries amid unresolved questions over its jurisdiction and enforcement powers.

19 April 2018

Kenya imposes public interest conditions on Coca-Cola deal

Kenya's Competition Authority has greenlit Coca-Cola's buyout of SABMiller's controlling stake in a joint venture between the companies, conditioned on the merged company safeguarding jobs.

05 September 2017

Kenya imposes commitments on alcohol deal

The Competition Authority of Kenya has conditioned approval of South African alcohol producer Distell's acquisition of state-owned company Kenya Wine Agencies on the protection of jobs and local business.

25 July 2017

The public interest test in Africa: purpose or folly?

09 February 2016

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