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Increase the number of foreign tourists from 1.1 million to 2 million by 2020


  • When made: 2013

  • Where made: Party manifesto

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In 2013, the party (at the time a coalition) promised to double the number of tourists visiting Kenya to three million a year. Tourism is a major earner of foreign exchange for the country.

(Note: In the 2017 manifesto, the ruling party revised this target to a more modest two million tourists.)

TABLE: TOURIST ARRIVALS IN KENYA 2012-2015
 
Year Foreign Visitor Arrivals
2012 1,710,800
2013 1,519,600
2014 1,350,400
2015 1,180,500
2016 1,339,700
2017 1,448,800
2018 2,027,700
2019 2,035,400

(Note: The economic survey for 2019 and 2020 have significantly higher figures for the years 2015-2018). – Africa Check, Last updated August 2020.