Maina & King'ang'i warn Kenyans after reports Kenyan economy has improved

Maina: Do you agree with the survey? What is your opinion on this?''

Maina Kageni and Mwalimu King'ang'i discussed about the country's economic growth as reported by The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

It is said that Kenya's economy grew by 5.6% in 2023 from a revised 4.9% in the previous year, according to latest data by the (KNBS).

Maina made a comment saying, ''Things are looking up! But it's going to get a little bit tougher if the new proposed finance bill is passed.''

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS)  had launched the Economic Survey Report for the year 2024. KNBS said that the country's economic expansion was mainly driven by a recovery in the agricultural sector due to favorable weather conditions that boosted crop and livestock production.

Maina posed a question to the listeners about this, ''Do you agree with the survey? What is your opinion on this?''

Here are some responses and views from different people;

TEMBÖ Wueh jameni which economy...has any of those gone to buy any agricultural produce like onions n tomatoes to see what we have on the ground..ama it's just "cosmetic" reports of growth.

Amos Bill Rutto Kibet They are telling us, economy grew by 5 percent, now original percentage ilikuwa ngapi so that we add the new 5 percent? Eg if it was 30 percent, w now have 35 percent. That caller was right Kabisa, Kila time 5 percent growth year in year out. 

JakamThere's absolutely no growth. Companies have closed down,many people have lost jobs. Money is only in the hands of a few people especially those who are into illegal business and politicians.

Luhya President It's counterproductive to introduce so many changes at once. Ruto's admin are kicking themselves out of office. Come 2027, Kenyans will easily vote for whoever promises to remove all these new taxes.

Justus Kulei Maina everything has it's time, so if its time for UP move with up and if its time for DOWN move with down. Both hard to swallow but you have to.