For years, China has been pumping billions of dollars across Africa to build large-scale infrastructure projects and grant cheap loans in exchange for access to the continent's natural resources and growing markets.
India has reclaimed its position as the second largest exporter of goods to Kenya, signalling that it is gaining momentum in the race with China for control of AfricaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fast-growing consumer markets.
Africa will add 122 million people to its potential labour force by 2020 and by 2035 the continentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s labour force will be larger than that of any nation, including China or India, according to a report by McKinsey Global Institute.
KenyaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s trade with South Korea has increased from $3.6million in 2007 to $5.5 million in 2012, a 65% growth rate. Exports to South Korea include coffee, printed matter, scrap metal, gemstones, pyrethrum, wood products, handicraft, beer, tobacco, raw vegetables and sea food.