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Kenya economy surpasses pre-pandemic levels in Q1

View of the skyline of Nairobi, Kenya with Uhuru Park in the foreground.

Business Daily | by Otiato Guguyu

Kenya’s economy rebounded above pre-pandemic levels with the gross domestic product (GDP) expanding 6.8 percent in the first quarter of this year.

The latest Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) data shows the GDP was up from 2.7 percent last year and 4.4 percent in 2020 on recovery in the transport, food and service sectors.

The sectors flourished as a result of the reopening of the economy as compared to similar periods during which Covid-19 curbs had been imposed by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus…

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