President Uhuru Kenyatta has praised Kenya for moving up 12 places in the 2017 World Bank's ease of doing business ranking.
In the 2017 World Bank's report released on Wednesday, Kenya moved up to position 80 globally and third in Africa.
Mauritius was ranked position 25 followed by Rwanda at 41 globally.
"Proud that Kenya has moved up.
This is our country's best performance in 15 years," Uhuru said via twitter.
"Cumulatively, Kenya has moved up 56 spots over the past 3 years."
Uhuru said being ranked 3rd most reformed country in sub-Saharan Africa shows government efforts to enhance the business environment is bearing fruit.
The report showed that Kenya has made it easier for one to start a businesses by reducing the registration procedures.
The country was also found to have reduced the time for documentary compliance.
In 2016, the
World Bank ranked Kenya 92nd globally in its Ease of Doing Business Index.
This was the first time in seven years Kenya appeared among the top 100.
The last time it achieved a double digit ranking was in 2009, at 82nd.
The Index measures 190 economies worldwide.
New Zealand was ranked the best overall, followed by Singapore and Denmark. Kenya ranked 113th last year.