Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases monthly Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation, for May, 2019. These numbers were generated from a survey of retail prices that targeted a basket of household consumption goods and services. The exercise was conducted during the second and third weeks of the month, with prices being obtained from selected retail outlets in 25 data collection zones in Nairobi and 13 other urban centres representing the various regions of the country.
The overall ‘year on year’ inflation in May 2019 stood at 5.49 per cent. In addition, the CPI decreased by 0.07 per cent from 205.90 in April 2019 to 205.77 in May 2019. Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for May 2019