The overall year on year inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 6.32 per cent, in June 2021. This was mainly driven by rise in prices for commodities under: food and non-alcoholic beverages (8.46 per cent); housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (4.25 per cent); and transport (14.71 per cent) between June 2020 and June 2021.

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The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSD) Kenya in collaboration with other stakeholders are currently undertaking the 6th Financial Access Household Survey dubbed 2021 FinAccess Household Survey. The data collection will run from June to September 2021 in all the 47 counties. The previous FinAccess Household Surveys were conducted in 2006, 2009, 2013, 2016 and 2018.


The objectives of this survey are to measure and understand the financial needs of Kenyans, their use of financial services and products, and determine ways in which financial services can be improved to meet their needs.


FinAccess data is widely used by both the public and private sectors to guide policy making as well as in developing and improving delivery channels and products, through building inclusive financial markets. The Survey findings were also used to inform policy formulation and the Kenya Vision 2030 Medium Term Plans.


The selected households are requested to accord survey personnel all necessary support for successful implementation of the survey. Data will be collected by KNBS research assistants who will be wearing official identification badges. Information obtained from every respondent will be confidential and will not be published or divulged in any form to the Public.


For any queries on the survey implementation and past survey reports, please contact:


The Director General, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, P.O. Box 30266–00100 GPO NAIROBI. Email:  Telephone: +254-735-004-401, +254-202-911-000, +254-202-911-001, +254-3317651, +254-3317586, +254-3317612, +254-3317622, +254-3317623


The Director, Research Department, Central Bank of Kenya, P.O Box 60000 – 00200, Nairobi. Email:, Telephone:  Tel: +254 20 286 1000.



Kenya Household Master Sample Frame (K-HMSF) Creation

As the Principal Government agency mandated to collect official statistics, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) maintains sampling frames. It is from these sampling frames that samples are scientifically drawn for participation in surveys. Data collected from these surveys is used for evidence-based policy formulation and monitoring.


One of these sampling frames is the Kenya Household Master Sample Frame (K-HMSF) which is created after conducting a Population and Housing Census. Following completion of the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census, KNBS has began the process of creating a new sampling frame. The frame will be based on the Enumeration Areas (EAs) used during the 2019 Population and Housing Census.


It is in this regard that KNBS calls on your support in this undertaking in providing employees access to the enumeration areas. The exercise will be conducted by a team of KNBS employees, whose names and ID numbers will be indicated in letters signed by the KNBS County Statistical Officers in the counties this exercise will be conducted. This exercise will be implemented in phases. Currently the frame is being updated in the following counties; Nairobi, Machakos, Nakuru, Kiambu and Kajiado.


Queries regarding this exercise may be addressed to  or


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