indeed it is important to highlight that the challenges will remain enormous. Success is far from guaranteed. However, Africa, including Kenya, is now in a position where they can realistically catch-up if they address some of the key issues, like security, transport and electricity.
It is also of secondary important for Africa to completely catch-up with Asia, Europe or America. The key for now is to make sure everyone can live a decent life, and it would actually help if the rest of the world does well because then Africa can trade more.