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Kenya’s year on year inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 6.45 pc/ COURTESY

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Kenya’s Year on Year Inflation Drops by 4.2pc

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 1 – Kenya’s year-on-year inflation in September dropped to 4.20 percent compared to 4.36 percent registered last month.

Data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics reveals that the Consumer Price Index in September stood at 108.57, the same level as of August 2020.

During the period under review, the food and non-alcoholic beverages index dropped by 0.15 percent, compared to 1.01 percent in August while the year on year food inflation increased by 5.18 percent.

Prices of peas, oranges, Irish potatoes, and cabbages increased by 13.69, 3.82, 2.74, and 1.72 percent respectively.

However, a decrease was noted in other food items such as maize grain loss, fortified maize flour, and Sukuma wiki were down by 1.54, 1.07, and 0.26 percent respectively.

During the same period, the housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels’ index decreased by 0.05 percent, with KNBS attributing the drop-in cost of cooking gas and kerosene at 1.29 and 0.60 percent respectively.

The transport index decreased by 0.01 percent mainly due to a drop in the pump prices of diesel which outweighed the 1.40 percent increase in petrol prices.

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