Cost of living increases as inflation rises to 6.34%

The cost of living rose marginally in September to 6.34 per cent driven by a rising cost of some food items. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) data indicates between August and September 2016, the food and non-alcoholic drinks index increased by 0.55 per cent,this was attributed to increase in prices of several food items which outweighed the decrease in others.The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics attributes this increase to a rise in some food prices which outweighed the decreases.
During the same period, Kenyans also enjoyed cheaper prices in cooking gas as well as a reduction in the cost of fuel.
The cost of electricity remained unchanged as Kenyans continue to benefit from cheap global oil prices which have seen kerosene and cooking gas decrease by 5.3% and 2.4% respectively.