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Kenya's inflation rates (1990-2017)

In the last decade, the highest average inflation rate was recorded in 2008, attributable to the post-election violence in the period after the disputed election of December 2007.

The lowest inflation, 3.97 per cent, was recorded in 2010, rising sharply in 2011 to 13.98 per cent.

Drought, rising global oil prices and depreciation of the Kenya shilling are some of the contributing factors to high inflation in 2011.

Inflation in November 2017 fell to 4.73 percent, a 52 month low, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics attributed the dip to favourable weather conditions that led to food and non alcoholic drinks inflation falling to 5.76 percent in November compared to the previous month's 8.47 percent.