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Uhuru’s dream of double digit growth remains elusive

By Fredrick Obura | Updated Thu, April 20th 2017 at 14:04 GMT +3

NAIROBI, KENYA: Kenya’s key economic sectors dropped in performance in 2016 compared to the previous year, a new survey by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics reveals.

Agriculture, mining and quarrying, wholesale and retail trade, Information and Communication, construction, financial activities struggled dealing a blow to Jubilee government’s double digit growth strategy.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s hope for 10 percent growth in economy under his watch remains elusive with factors such as drought playing a role.

Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri announced on Wednesday that the Kenyan economy reported a growth of 5.8 percent in 2016 compared to 5.7 percent in 2015.

Below is table how the sectors performed

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