Kenya’s economy grew at a much lower than expected 5.6% in the January-March period compared to 6.5% the same period last year the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics reported Friday.
The drop is attributed to dry weather which impacted the agriculture sector.
“The quarter was characterised by a slowdown in agricultural activities following the delay in the onset of long rains,” KNBS said in a statement impacting agro-processing and the manufacturing sector.
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Manufacturing declined to 3.2% from 3.8%
Transport sector 6.7% from 8.5%
Construction expanded 5.6% from 6.6%.
Accommodation expanded 10.1% from 13.1%