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