NAIROBI, KENYA: The cost of living for the month of October eased to 5.72 percent compared to 7.06 percent in September. According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), favourable weather conditions led to a reduction in cost of several food items.

“During the same review period; Housing, Water, Electricity

, Gas, and other fuel index increased by 0.47 percent. The higher cost of electricity was attributed to increase in foreign exchange adjustment charges despite the fuel cost and other charges remaining constant,” said the statistics body. Inflation for the food and non-Alcoholic beverages was -1.78 percent during the month. The category has a 36.04 percent weight in the goods used to calculate inflation.

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