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Kenyan State to gets Sh44bn dividend windfall from investments www.theexchange.africa

Safaricom, the government’s primary source of dividends, substantially increased its dividends payout. Other state-controlled enterprises, like the power generator KenGen and Kenya Re, also increased their contribution during the review period, which helped to boost the total amount of dividends.

The Treasury will receive a total payout of Sh19.4 billion for its 35 per cent telco ownership due to the dividend announcement, making it one of the most significant recipients of the windfall.

In February, Safaricom paid an interim dividend to the Treasury in the amount of 8.97 billion Kenyan shillings.

Safaricom declared a final dividend of 0.75 shillings per share, which will entitle it to receive an additional 10.5 billion by the 31st of August.…

The National Treasury is projecting real GDP growth of 6.0 per cent and 5.8 per cent for 2021 and 2022 respectively and has used the same as the basis for its revenue projections. But this adds to the overall optimism being projected.

In September 2021, the Central Bank of Kenya Governor projected a 6.1 per cent growth rate for 2021 and 5.6 per cent in 2022.

The International Monetary Fund’s most recent forecast puts 2022 growth expectations at 6.0 per cent. The World Bank, on the other hand, projects growth to print at 4.5 per cent and 4.7 per cent in 2021 and 2022 respectively.

We really believe this optimism being projected around is largely irrational and the story of Kenya’s economic growth still remains a puzzle to us. …

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