(Ecofin Agency) - In 2018, Kenya’s growth reached 6.23% thanks notably to the agriculture sector favored by good rainfall, the Office for National Statistics indicated on April 25, 2019.
In 2019, the growth was slowed down to 4.9% due to drought and tensions created by a long electoral process.
Zachary Mwangi, director of the national office for statistics, explained the agriculture sector (which represents close 1/3 of the GDP in Kenya) grew by 6.6% against 1.7% in 2017.
Recently, the World Bank revised the country’s 2019 growth downward to 5.7% due to the late onset of the main rainy season.
As far as the government is concerned, the 2019 growth should be 6.3%.