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XINHUA NEWS SERVICE REPORTS FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

 

 

Kenyan overall inflation rises to 6.58 percent during April 2019

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s overall inflation rose to 6.58 percent in April, up from 4.35 percent in March, the statistics bureau said on Tuesday.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) said that the increase was due to increase in food and fuel costs.

"Between March and April 2019, Food and Non-Alcoholic Drinks’ Index increased by 6.86 percent," the bureau said in a statement issued from Nairobi.

KNBS said that the Consumer Price Indices (CPI) increased by 3.51 percent from 198.91 in March to 205.90 in April.

The data agency added that the Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels’ Index, increased by 0.93 percent in April compared to March mainly due to higher cost of some house rents and electricity.

The Transport Index increased by 0.86 percent, mainly on account of increases in pump prices of petrol and diesel.

The prices were obtained from selected retail outlets in 25 data collection zones in Nairobi and in 13 other urban centers.

             

 

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