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Kenya's economy contracts 5.7% in second quarter, year-on-year

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Kenya's economy contracted by 5.7% in the second quarter compared with an expansion of 5.3% the year-ago period, its statistics office said on Thursday.

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NAIROBI, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Kenya's economy contracted by 5.7% in the second quarter compared with an expansion of 5.3% the year-ago period, its statistics office said on Thursday.

"Although Kenya was somehow spared the severe effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first quarter of 2020, the country bore

the brunt of the disease in the second quarter of 2020," the statistics office said in a report.

(Reporting by Duncan Miriri and Omar Mohammed; editing by John Stonestreet, Editing by William Maclean)

((duncan.miriri@thomsonreuters.com; Tel: +254 20 4991239; Reuters Messaging: duncan.miriri.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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