2015/16 Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey (KIHBS) Progress Report October 2015

The 2015/16 Kenya integrated Household Budget survey (KIHBS) is a survey of a representative random sample of all comprehensive household in the republic of Kenya. The Household Budget survey has been carried out in 1981/82, 1983/84 1993/94 and the Welfare Monitoring Survey (WMS) series in 1992, 1994, 1997and subsequently Integrated Household Budget Survey (IHBS) in 2005/06.
The 2015/16 Kenya integrated Household Budget survey began on Thursday 3rd September 2015 and will continue until the end of August 2016. Approximately 24,000 households across the country will be contacted to take part in the survey.
The main purpose of the 2015/16 KIHBS is to determine in detail the information of Household consumption/expenditure patterns in order to compute of poverty/welfare measures; updating of national accounts benchmarks (e.g. private consumption, informal sector, analysis of household sector); and form a basis for updating household expenditure weights to be used in the development of new Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Alongside the above mention purpose the socio-economic indicators derived from the survey will be a milestone in planning and policy formulation. The survey will also provide statistics for monitoring and evaluating development initiatives and targeted interventions. These indicators will complement the existing baseline information from 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census (KPHC) and other surveys.Download 015/16 Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey (KIHBS) Progress Report October 2015


Leading Economic Indicators August 2015

lei082015The Leading Economic Indicators for the month of August 2015 highlights trends in Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, international trade, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, building and construction, tourism and transport.

Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased from 160.57 points in July 2015 to 160.90 points in August 2015. The overall rate of inflation declined from 6.62 per cent to 5.84 per cent during the same period. In August 2015, the Kenyan Shilling appreciated against the South African Rand and the Tanzanian shilling while depreciating against the other currencies.
The average yield rate for the 91-day Treasury bills, which is a benchmark for the general trend of interest rates, increased from 10.56 per cent in July 2015 to 11.54 per cent in August 2015.Similarly, the inter-bank rates increased to a level of 18.63 per cent in August 2015.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) 20 share index contracted from 4,405 points in July 2015 to 4,176 points in August 2015, while the total number of shares traded increased from 715 million to 734 million shares during the same period. The total value of NSE shares traded contracted from KSh21.55 billion in July 2015 to KSh 20.79 billion in August 2015. Broad money supply (M3), a key indicator for monetary policy formulation expanded from KSh 2,549.57 billion in July 2015 to KSh 2,570.45 billion in August 2015. Gross Foreign Exchange Reserves increased from KSh 943.77 billion in July 2015 to KSh 948.73 billion in August 2015. Net Foreign Exchange Reserves declined from KSh 414.76 billion to KSh 406.60 billion over the same period. Download Leading Economic Indicators August 2015


Statistical Abstract 2015

Statistical Abstract 2015.fwKenya’s Statistical Abstract is the single source of data covering a series of years. The Abstract enables you to get complete time series data of the Kenyan Economy from one SINGLE official source.

The current Abstract therefore contains a comprehensive set of information that is useful for
any form of analytical work.

This Abstract has been prepared by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. The tables have been compiled partly from statistics collected directly by the Bureau through Surveys and Censuses and partly from statistics compiled by other Departments of Government and other organizations. The source of the statistical data is shown under each table.The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics is also responsible for the preparation of the Economic Survey and Leading Economic Indicators in which emphasis is placed on current statistics for which monthly and quarterly series are available. In addition, reports are published on the various regular and ad hoc statistical surveys undertaken by the Bureau.

Whereas these publications aim at providing statistical coverage of the important fields of economic, financial and social activity in Kenya, the published material may not meet detailed requirements of all users. Additional information, whenever available, will be supplied by the Bureau on request. Download Statistical Abstract 2015


Preliminary Foreign Investment Survey 2015 Report

FIS2015PThe foreign investment surveys are intended to provide information required for compilation the Balance of Payments (BOP), International Investment Position (IIP) statistics and assessment of investors’ perceptions of the investment climate. 
The data collected through the FIS 2015 will extend time series data on foreign investment to seven years building on the data collected during FIS 2010 covering the period 2007 and 2008 and FIS 2013 covering the period 2009, 2010 and 2011. The time series data will be useful for research and analysis, planning, policy making and formulation of strategies to achieve the Kenya Vision 2030 goals. Download Preliminary Foreign Investment Survey 2015 Report


Gross Domestic Product and Balance of Payments Second Quarter 2015

20152gdp reportThe country’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated to have expanded by 5.5 percent during the second quarter of 2015 compared to 6.0 per cent in the same quarter of 2014. The quarter was characterized by a fairly stable macroeconomic environment supported by a slowdown in inflation and decline in interest rates. During the review period, the country experienced good rains that led to improved agricultural activities despite suppressed demand of key agricultural exports.
The Kenyan shilling depreciated significantly against the US dollar, held firm against the Sterling Pound but appreciated significantly against all the other major trading currencies. On average, inflation eased downward to 6.99 per cent during the review period compared to 7.03 per cent in the same period of 2014. The slowdown in inflation was mainly occasioned by; lower prices of fuel oils; electricity; transport; communication; and housing. Internationally, the price of Murban Adnoc crude oil averaged at 63 US$ per barrel during the quarter under review compared to an average of 110 US$ per barrel during the same quarter in 2014.
Domestically, the pump price of light diesel dropped significantly to average at KSh 80.0 from KSh 104.4 while the cost of electricity also dropped albeit by a lower margin over the same period. The decrease in the international oil prices was primarily driven by increased global production especially from shale oil. Increased production of hydro and geothermal electricity coupled with a reduction in generation of thermal electricity also contributed to the decline in energy prices. Download Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Second Quarter 2015


CPI and Inflation Rates for September 2015

cpi092015Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and inflation rates for September, 2015. These numbers have been generated using data collected during the second and third weeks of the month under review. The prices were obtained from selected retail outlets in 25 data collection zones located in Nairobi and 13 other urban centers.

The CPI increased by 0.27 per cent from 160.90 in August 2015 to 161.33 in September 2015. The overall inflation rate stood at 5.97 per cent in September 2015. Download CPI and Inflation Rates for September 2015


KNBS PRM2015A Peer Review Team composed of members from South Africa and Tanzania is in the Country to evaluate the performance of the National Statistical Systems (NSS)which is coordinated by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).
The Team arrived in the Country on Sunday 13th September, 2015 and started the scheduled meetings on Monday the 14th September, 2015. The Team will complete its peer review meetings on Friday 18th September, 2015.
The Team is in the Country to share experiences and good practices between the participating Countries on NSS. The Team which is composed of two Director Generals of the Statistical Bodies from South Africa and Tanzania respectively is accompanied by a consultant who is a former employee of the World Bank and a representative from the African Union based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Kenya has been selected for peer reviewing of the National Statistical Systems this year. The Peer Review Team will mainly focus their discussions on the governance of the NSS, funding and sustainability, Strategic Planning and also Services offered to data users among other areas.
During their five day visit, the Team Members will not only meet with the KNBS Heads of Directorates and Board of Directors but will also meet with other different groups ranging from the Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning, the Government Line Ministries, other Government Agencies, Development Partners, Private Sector and the Media fraternity.
The Peer Review will support and assist Kenya to improve her policies on NSS, to adopt best practices, and also to adequately comply with the standards, and principles established internationally.
In addition, the Peer Review is expected to offer the participants an opportunity to reflect on their own performance and to change their ways of doing things for better and quality service delivery.

Data Speak About The Increasing Kenyans’ Interest Towards Poker

With its population of about 45 million people, Kenya is one of the most important African countries. In particular, the Eastern Africa side on the coast of the Indian Ocean is certainly more developed than the rest of the continent. Kenya is, in fact, a well structured country with new investors focusing on local industries.

The most attractive industries in Kenya include:

  • Agriculture – 23% of Kenya’s overall GDP value
  • Manufacturing – 19% of Kenya’s overall GDP value
  • Services – 51% of Kenyan total GDP value

*All statistic data are from a Kenyan financial and economical report conducted in 2011.

Other Kenyan Industries That Are Achieving Great Results

However, the Kenyan economy includes also other sectors, that are also well developed in this country: tourism, financial institutions, gambling facilities, tobacco industries. In particular, it seems that Kenya is trying to work on its internal laws in order to facilitate the expansion of such industries. Poker laws in Kenya permit gamblers to access poker games in the internet, which is the most chosen tool to access direct poker games. Anyways, gambling in Kenya is legal since 1966, soon after the national independency from the UK.

In Kenya over 50% of the population can access to the internet – a really high percentage compared to other African countries.Poker

Casinos In Kenya & Kenyan Gamblers

Kenya has a total of 13 land based casinos in 4 cities all around Nairobi, the most modern and largest city in Kenya. Even though land based casinos are meant to be tourist attractions, many Kenyans like to go and play as well. In fact, Nairobi is a wealthier city than the rest of the country and this means that more Kenyans can afford to play gambling games.

But even with its overall 121 table games and 720 slot machines, Kenyan land based casinos are not enough for the most refined gamblers. That’s why skilled poker players in Kenya prefer to find more games in the internet.

More Table Games In The Internet or Kenyans

As a matter of fact, this leads to an increasing number of online gamblers in Kenya, aligning this country to the world’s most advanced countries where online gambling is already a strong reality.

Table games are some of the most appealing casino games with a long history and an evergreen charm that only pro poker players can describe in its entireness. Actually, becoming a skilled poker player is a hard job, but also a great way to improve personal skills like memory, visual reflexes, prediction.

On https://www.australia-casino.org/poker poker players can find an excellent list of 100% safe and regulated international virtual casinos, where poker along with other important table games is the “king of the casino”.

Poker Games At Australia Casino

There are many reasons to choose to play poker games, not only for Kenyans but also for everyone else. Actually, Australia Casino is a fully regulated and licensed platform which offers the best and safest casino environments you might find on the net.

Australia Casino puts much effort in finding casinos whose high standards meet severe requirements of security. This encourages more poker players to visit Australia Casino without hesitation and after testing the excellent and helpful customer service as well as trying free and real play games, most are greatly satisfied.

Top 3 Tips For Picking Winning Lottery Numbers

Do you know what the odds of winning a game of lottery are at the moment? For the game of Mega Millions for example, the popular multi-state lottery game with a 5/75+1/15 number format and huge jackpot prizes, that would be 1 in 258,890,850. The game has slightly bigger odds than the next big lottery game in the United States; but there are national lottery games played pretty much everywhere under the sun, in all the countries around the world – Kenya included. Since they all revolve around the same rules of playing, with small variations here and there concerning the pool of numbers to choose from, here are some useful guidelines and smart tips that could help you at least slightly improve your chances of winning.

Grab a pen and a piece of paper and keep reading!

Tip #1: Use Statistics Wen Choosing Your Numbers

This way, you will gain a better knowledge regarding the numbers that have come up most and least often. But keep in mind it is not possible to draw essential conclusions by solely knowing the number of times a certain numbers has been drawn in a given time frame. Since the game of lottery relies on completely random drawing mechanisms of the lottery balls each marked with a single number, it means you are going to need something more than that:

  • become familiar with the trends by identifying the minimum and maximum thresholds prior to actually looking at the number of times drawn.

  • Take a look at the minimum and maximum thresholds which are the most frequently occurring lowest and highest frequency of times that have been drawn over a specific time frame. If you are not familiar with the meaning of a fixed time bucket, you will need to tale your time and learn how to use one. This tool will help you get into the history of these draws consistently.

  • Now you can analyze the number of times drawn in the same time bucket and continue to do so until you reach the date of the most recent draw. This will lead to making the most informed decision and choosing your next lottery numbers will be a lot easier.

megamillions-lotto.com has good number generatorGolden rule: The ball with the number of times drawn at or below the minimum threshold is the one most likely to come up in the next upcoming draw. The vice-verse theory also works accurately.

Tip #2: Use The Lucky Number Pick Options

If you are not one who takes matters of statistics and winning theories to the heart and you would much rather rely on Providence, fate, chaos, or complete randomness, you're in great luck. Most lottery websites will be quick to provide you useful random number selectors; to use them, all you need is a quick click or tap on a button and voila! You will have your random selection of numbers you will be able to use to mark your tickets with. Take a look at this link here https://www.megamillions-lotto.com/number-generator and discover one of the best Mega Millions lottery number generators on the web.

Tip #3: Find Good Discounts!

This will help you keep on playing even when your budget might not be entirely prepared for a new week of lottery play. The Megamillions-lotto site offers nice discounts you should check out – they include lower prices for multi-draws, as well as subscriptions so they are highly advantageous. The cheaper the tickets you buy, the more you can afford and the greater your chances to keep playing.


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The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) COMMENCED data collection on 1st September, 2015 for the, “2015/16 Kenya Integrated Household           Budget survey (KIHBS),” in all the 47 Counties as earlier planned.


The Survey will run for 12 months from September, 2015 to 30th August, 2016.


The main objective of thisNational Survey is to collect data on households to measure among other things welfare, and to generate data to compute a new Consumer Price Index. The survey will also address data gaps and will enable monitoring of Government initiatives such as vision 2030.

In addition, the data collected will enable the Government to make evidence based decisions when planning for development initiatives at both National and county levels. KIHBS is the first Household Budget survey to be conducted under the devolved system of Government.


We ask Kenyans to continue cooperating with KNBS officers who are visiting various households and in particular to continue providing accurate information if your household is selected to participate in this Survey.



All information collected will be treated confidentially at the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics as required by the Statistics Act, 2006.

Quality Statistics are Crucial for Development.  



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