Kenya’s inflation rises marginally on higher transport costs

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  • The largest movements in prices was in the transport and communications sectors, which faced tax increases during the month.
  • Transport was also subjected to strict traffic rules, pushing up the cost of travelling.

Inflation ticked up slightly in November to 5.58 per cent from 5.53 per cent in the previous month, the latest data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) show.

The largest movement in prices was in the transport and communications sectors, which continued to face the tax increases introduced in September

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In the price review for November by the Energy Regulatory Commission, the cost of fuel further rose in the month due to higher crude costs.

 

The transport sector was also subjected to strict traffic rules, pushing up the cost of travelling.

“The overall year-on-year inflation in November stood at 5.58 per cent [compared with] 5.53 per cent in October,” the KNBS said in a statement released Friday.

 

However, the inflation level was still lower than that in September when it stood at 5.70 per cent.

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