Kenya’s economic growth for the first three months of the year slowed on the back of deceleration in most key sectors amid a recovery in farming activities, the statistics agency announced Tuesday.

     

    The economy expanded 5.3 percent in the first quarter compared with 6.2 percent in a similar period last year, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics said.

     

    The pace of growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) — a measure of national economic output adjusted to inflation— was slowed by reduced activity in key economic sectors such as manufacturing, construction and transportation.

     

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