Kenya's inflation dips for second straight month
Kenya's inflation dipped to 9.1% year-on-year in December, down from 9.5% a month earlier, the statistics office said on Friday, easing for the second month in a row on lower food and fuel prices.
Inflation peaked at 9.6% in October, the highest level since May 2017.
Last month Kenya's central bank raised its benchmark lending rate (KECBIR=ECI) by half a point to 8.75%, saying there was scope for more tightening due to sustained inflation.
Inflation in December was driven by the increase in prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, transport, housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, the statistics office said.
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