Kenya’s inflation up in four months to 9.2%

The high cost of basic household commodities pushed Kenya’s inflation to 9.2 percent, according to the latest report by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).

The rate edged up in four months since October last year when KNBS placed it at 9.0 percent.

“Prices of most vegetables increased in February 2023 relative to January 2023. The prices of cabbages and carrots each increased by 11.3 percent [while]…kale-sukuma wiki and tomatoes increased by 11.0 percent and 7.8 percent, respectively,” KNBS managing director Macdonald Obudho wrote in a statement.

Transportation costs remained unchanged on a month-to-month basis. This is primed on unchanged fuel prices – diesel and Petrol.

Lawrence Baraza

Lawrence Baraza is a prolific writer with competencies in Digital Media, Print, and Broadcast. Baraza is also a Communication Practitioner currently spearheading Digital content on Metropol TV's Digital Desk.

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