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Uhuru: Covid will not be defeated by locking us all down and by shutting off parts of the world

30th November, 2021

President Uhuru Kenyatta has reviewed Kenya's state of the nation in his address today that focussed on economy, social structure, and democracy. The interventions set in place to beat the pandemic helped to reinforce the resilience of the economy while cushioning millions of households against the harsh effects. The impact of Covid-19 on the economy was 14 times lesser than that on the global economy because of the fiscal stimuli, Uhuru said. During the second quarter of 2021 real GDP recorded a 10.1 per cent growth, the highest ever recorded in one quarter in Kenya's history. It was also the first time Kenya had hit a double-digit growth number.