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July 10th, 2018 / The East African

Agriculture was the main driver for the Kenyan and Ugandan economies in the first three months of this year, expanding almost 10 per cent from 2017.

Kenya said its economy expanded by 5.7 per cent in the first three months of 2018, compared with 4.5 per cent over the same period last year.

Uganda’s economy for its part expanded at 6.4 per cent, from 4.5 per cent over the same period last year, driven by agriculture which recorded a growth of 6.6 per cent.

Last Monday, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) said that the agriculture sector expanded by 5.2 per cent in the first quarter, compared with one per cent over the same period last year, lifting the country out of its growth lull.

Kenya now expects growth to rebound to 5.8 per cent this year, from 4.9 per cent in 2017. Read more