NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s overall monthly inflation increased to 4.28 percent in
June from 3.95 percent in May despite decreases in some
foodstaff, the statistics bureau said on Friday.
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) said the Consumer
Price Index (CPI) computed using the geometric mean approach
decreased by 0.89 percent from 195.05 in May to 193.31 in June.
"Between May and June, food and non-alcoholic drinks’ index
decreased by 2.20 percent. This was due to decrease in prices of
some foodstuffs outweighing increases recorded in respect of
others," the bureau said in a statement.
The bureau said year-on-year food inflation increased from
0.26 percent in April to 0.34 percent in May.
According to KNBS, Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other
Fuels’ index increased by 0.52 percent in June compared to 1.79
percent in May.
"This was mainly attributed to significant increase in prices
of kerosene and charcoal which outweighed decreases in
electricity pricess," KNBS said.
Transport Index increased by 0.37 percent mainly on account
of increase in the pump price of petrol diesel.
The prices were obtained from selected retail outlets in 25
data collection zones located in Nairobi and 13 other urban