Kenya July inflation unchanged at 17.8 pct
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Kenya July inflation unchanged at 17.8 pct UPDATED 31 Jul 2009 | 08:44  
Kenya July inflation unchanged at 17.8 pct

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's headline inflation remained unchanged in July at 17.8 percent, the statistics office said on Friday.

Core inflation slipped to 4.5 percent in the same month from 5.8 percent in June, a statement from the statistics office added.

The new rate of underlying inflation, which excludes food prices, means the central bank has now met its target of containing it under 5 percent.

East Africa's biggest economy has been struggling with the rate of inflation since last year when post-election violence hit food production and supply.

The situation was worsened by high prices of commodities like oil in 2008.


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