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The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) has urged the Senate to help tackle the excessive bureaucracy and regulations making it hard for businesses to thrive under the devolved government.

Despite the country’s good ranking on the Ease of Doing Business Index by the World Bank, doing business at the counties is still a challenge.

Rosy global ranking

“Although we have a rosy global ranking on the ease of doing business, we need to have a conversation on the cost of doing business across the country. People see the global rise in numbers but there is more to be done,” said KEPSA chairman Nick Nesbitt.

Officials of Kenya’s private sector said at this year’s roundtable with the Senate in Naivasha that pending bills by county governments, lack of harmony in policies and the multiplicity of taxes are among the issues facing the private sector in the counties.

Nesbitt said Small and …