Kenya’s economy set to be boosted by the agriculture sector post Covid-19

Treasury CS Ukur Yattani
Treasury CS Ukur Yattani

Kenya is majorly going to depend on the agriculture sector and natural resources to help revive its economy post Covid-19.

Speaking during the launch of the economic report for the year 2020/201, Treasury CS Ukur Yattani said the country’s economy is likely to fall upto 2.5 percent this year.

“Since the first case of Covid-19 pandemic was reported in the country on March, the economy of the country has been deteriorating every passing day as the sectors key to economic growth were being shutdown,” he said. The CS added that the economy will be in a bad state but not like other countries that have been hit harder by the pandemic.

According to the report, the number of pupils who joined primary school increased from 8,896,932 in the year 2017/2018 to 8,959,713 in the year 2018/2019.

The report also indicates that the number of households connected to electricity increased from 41.5 percent in the year 2016 to 46 percent in the year 2018. The percentage further went up to 50.4 percent in the year 2019.