, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 31 – Kenya’s overall rate of inflation in the month of July has gone up to 7.67 percent from 7.39 percent recorded in the month of June 2014.
According to latest data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels index went up by 0.57 percent due to increase in prices of kerosene charcoal , electricity and rent.
Electricity went up due to the revision of power tariffs making power to increase by seven percent in July for 50 Kilowatt – hour (kwh) and 11 percent for 200Kwh.
The transport index also went up by 0.35 percent attributable to the higher cost of petrol and public transport bus fare.
The food and non-alcoholic drinks index increased by 0.50 percent due to increase in prices of several food items outweighing price fall in other food items while Alcoholic drinks, Tobacco and Narcotics indexes dropped by 0.35 percent mainly due to the continued fall in the prices of Khat (Miraa).
A kilogram of tomatoes went up by 4 percent to Sh97. 43 from Sh93.80 in June while a kilogram of cabbages rose by 2 percent to Sh55.48 packet of from Sh54.46 in June.
A 2kg packet of Maize floor went up by 1.2 percent to Sh123.49 from Sh121.98 in June while a kilo of sugar went down by 0.4 percent to Sh106.64 from Sh107.03 in the month of June.
A kilo of spinach has gone up by 5 percent to Sh54.38 from Sh51.90 while a kilo of oranges has gone down by 0.7 percent to Sh77.20 from Sh77.74 in June.