Kenya’s April Inflation Rises Further to 11.48% on High Food Prices
Kenya’s April inflation increased further to a 57th Month high of 11.48 per cent from the previous month’s 10.28 percent, data from the statistical office (KNBS) showed On Friday.
The growth was caused by increases in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages as food inflation touched a staggering 20.98 percent.
“Between March and April 2017, Food and Non-Alcoholic Drinks’ Index increased by 3.55 per cent. This was mainly attributed to increase in prices of several food items including, Sukuma wiki, spinach, maize flour, milk, potatoes, cabbages, onions and maize grain. The increase in food prices was partly contributed by prevailing drought conditions. The year on year food inflation stood at 20.98 per cent in April 2017.” KNBS said.