Kenya's President Kenyatta pledges $225m stimulus for jobs before 2022 polls

President Uhuru Kenyatta. He unveiled a Ksh25 billion ($225,123,817) economic stimulus package to jump-start the economy, create jobs, and pacify his political base ahead of the 2022 General Election. FILE PHOTO | NMG

What you need to know:

  • The stimulus package will mainly seek to widen the market and offer better produce prices to tea, coffee, sugar, livestock farming -- sub-sectors that are critical in putting money in peoples’ pockets or improve purchasing power.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday unveiled a Ksh25 billion ($225 million) economic stimulus package to jump-start the economy, create jobs, and pacify his political base ahead of the 2022 General Election.

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