Since 2011, GE Africa’s Sub-Saharan Headquarters has been located in Nairobi. The headquarters is now home to over 140 employees.
GE is committed to supporting Kenya in realizing its Vision 2030 goals. In 2012, GE signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding agreement with the government to develop projects in key sectors, including power and healthcare.
Moving: GE has been supporting Kenya Airways on its fleet expansion program with 90% of its aircraft engines being powered by advanced GE/CFM engines. In 2012, Kenya Airways selected the GEnx-1B engines to power its 9 already firmly ordered Boeing Dreamliners with the airline taking delivering of 6 Dreamliners in 2014.
In April 2017, GE Aviation donated the CF6-80A engine to Technical University of Kenya for use in Aviation technical training. The engine powers the Boeing 767 among other aircraft and is part of the successful CF6 engine family, which recently celebrated 45 years of service. The GE CF6 engine will provide students with the opportunity to learn first-hand – on a real-life engine.
Curing: In January 2015, GE Healthcare was selected by the Ministry of Health as part of Kenya’s progressive ~USD $420 million Managed Equipment Services, to provide radiology infrastructure in 98 hospitals across 47 counties.
GE launched a $13 million Healthcare Training Institute in Nairobi in June 2016 to support the Healthcare modernization program.
In November 2014, The GE Foundation in partnership with the Center for Public Health and Development (CPHD) and Assist International launched the USD 560,000 Hewa Tele Oxygen plant in Siaya as part of GE Foundation’s “Access to Medical Oxygen” program in Kenya. The program aims to increase the supply of oxygen to health facilities at an affordable cost and to provide continuous training of medical professionals on appropriate use and administration.
In January 2014, GE signed a partnership with USAID and KCB Bank, on a $10 Million Healthcare financing program. This financing approach is designed to give Kenyan healthcare providers access to local credit for the purchase of much needed equipment.
In February 2017, the GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme graduated its first cohort of 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa. The program was carried out in partnership with Silicon Valley-based Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and enabled the social entrepreneurs acquire business fundamentals, improve their strategic thought processes and articulate a business plan that demonstrates impact, growth and long-term financial sustainability.
Powering: The Gorge Farm Energy Park, launched in August 2015, uses organic waste and sunshine to produce renewable power, both of which are plentiful on the 800ha vegetable farm. The plant is powered by GE’s J420 Jenbacher engines, which are able to operate smoothly at 2,000 metres above sea level. Gorge Farm Energy Park has an installed capacity of 2.8MW with a net output of 2.2 MW. As the largest biodigester of its type in East Africa, Gorge Farm Park is a trailblazer for renewable energy development in the region.
GE is committed to the sustainable development of Kenya’s future through GE Kujenga, our sustainability program in Africa. The word kujenga means “build” in Swahili. Our approach is to empower people by building valuable skills, equip communities with new tools and technology, and elevate ideas that are helping to solve Africa’s challenges. Learn more
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