October 31, 2016 / 12:17 PM / 3 years ago

Kenya's inflation edges up to 6.47 percent yr/yr in Oct

Customers shop for fruits and vegetables inside the Nakumatt supermarket in the reopened Westgate shopping mall, in Kenya's capital Nairobi, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s inflation edged up to at 6.47 percent year-on-year in October, from 6.34 percent last month, driven mostly by food prices, the statistics office said on Monday.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement that on a month-on-month basis, the inflation was at 0.62 percent, compared with September’s 0.34 percent.

Food and non-alcoholic drinks’ inflation was 0.96 percent month-on-month.

Writing by Elias Biryabarema; Editing by George Obulutsa

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