Africa: Shocking COVID-19 Collapse: Kenyan Treasury sees 2020 economic contraction of at least 50%


[The British always praised the stupid country of Kenya. The way the British abandoned it, is astounding. But that's a story for another day. Jan]

Kenya’s economy could contract by at least 50% this year following a plunge in export revenue, diaspora remittances and tourism earnings, according to its National Treasury.

“The drop in demand, disruption of the supply chain and the sharp deterioration of global financial conditions has negatively affected tax revenue collection with the government responding through various measures to ‘save life’ and safeguard the economy,” Treasury Secretary Ukur Yatani said in an opinion piece in the Business Daily newspaper.


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