Indian automaker Mahindra starts assembling vehicles in Kenya

KENYA – Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra has started assembling two of its small commercial trucks in Kenya, becoming the latest global carmaker to start operations in East Africa’s richest economy. Mahindra’s entry follows that of French carmaker Peugeot SA and Germany’s Volkswagen A, both of which announced resumption of local assembly in 2017 and 2016 respectively, after decades-long absences. The interest in the local new vehicle market by international firms, which also include Swedish truck maker Volvo AB, comes in the wake of government efforts to attract investment in…

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