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  • Kenya’s GDP, powered by broad-based growth in services and industry, increased by 6 per cent year-over-year in the first half of 2022
  • The agricultural sector’s performed poorer, with a 1.5 per cent contraction in the first half of 2022
  • Kenya’s medium-term growth prospects remain favourable, with GDP expected to expand by an average of 5.2 per cent in 2023–2024

Kenya’s gross domestic product (GDP), powered by broad-based growth in services and industry, increased by 6 per cent year-over-year in the first half of 2022.

The post-COVID -19 recovery was hampered by fluctuations in global commodity prices, a protracted drought in the country, and apprehension over the general elections in 2022.

According to the 26th issue of the Kenya Economic Update (KEU), households throughout the nation have been impacted by the drought and rising living expenses.

Due to the agriculture sector’s poor performance, which resulted in a 1.5 per …

On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, Kenyans went into the polls to elect their leaders in respective seats, from the member of the county assembly (MCA) to the president.

  • The 2022 General Election in Kenya was held on Tuesday, August 9, with voters electing leaders of their choice in six respective seats from the MCA to the president
  • With the election over, a new government will take over from the Jubilee administration as President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to retire after serving two constitutional terms
  • Some of the issues the new government are expected to tackle include corruption, high cost of living, high unemployment rate and huge debt

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman, Wafula Chebukati, announced that United Democratic Alliance (UDA) presidential candidate William Ruto emerged as the winner of the highly contested presidential race.

Chebukati noted that Ruto garnered 7,176,141 votes (50.49 per cent) against his fierce…