Kenya boosts minimum wage as inflation bites

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says the coronavirus pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war are among reasons the minimum wage hike of 12% falls short of the 24% sought by the Central Organisation of Trade Unions-Kenya. – EPA pic, May 1, 2022.

KENYAN President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Sunday a 12% hike in the minimum wage as the country confronts a surge in the cost of living. 

Inflation in the East African economic powerhouse jumped to a seven-month high in April, mainly as a result of skyrocketing fuel and food prices, according to official figures. 

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