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Kenya’s economy demonstrates resilience, with the latest Economic Survey Report unveiling a robust growth trajectory. According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) surged to 5.6% in 2023, a notable improvement from the revised figure of 4.9%.

Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing emerge as key drivers of this growth, experiencing a remarkable 19% expansion. This sector’s performance underscores its pivotal role in Kenya’s economic landscape.

Moreover, formal employment within the manufacturing sector witnessed a commendable rise, with job numbers increasing by 2.7% to reach 363,200 positions in 2023, indicating a positive trend in job creation.

While these developments inspire optimism, the National Treasury and Planning urge caution, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding this recovery. Concerns persist regarding the sustainability of growth and the need for strategic measures to fortify the economy against potential challenges.

The report also highlights stability in inflation rates, remaining within the prescribed targets, and a notable increase in Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), reflecting growing investor confidence in Kenya’s economic prospects.

However, amidst these positive indicators, the survey unveils a sobering reality: a widening disparity between the wealthiest and poorest nations globally, marking a reversal from a two-decade trend of convergence. Addressing this inequality becomes imperative for fostering inclusive growth.

As Kenya navigates towards sustained economic prosperity, policymakers are tasked with ensuring that the benefits of progress are equitably distributed across society.

The unveiling of the Economic Survey Report underscores the need for concerted efforts from both public and private stakeholders to leverage the momentum and steer the economy towards inclusive, resilient, and sustainable growth.

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By: Montel Kamau

Serrari Financial Analyst

21st May, 2024

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