In 2021, the Kenyan economy was recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which had led to a contraction of the economy in 2020. The government had implemented various measures to support the economy, including tax relief for businesses and individuals, and stimulus packages for sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing.
Inflation was within the target range of the Central Bank of Kenya, and the exchange rate of the Kenyan shilling against major currencies had been stable. The country had also made progress in reducing its fiscal deficit, although public debt remained high.
The Kenyan economy is heavily reliant on agriculture, which accounts for a significant portion of the country’s GDP and employs a large proportion of the population. The government had been investing in infrastructure and technology to boost agricultural productivity and reduce food insecurity.
In addition to agriculture, Kenya has a diverse economy that includes manufacturing, tourism, and services such as finance and telecommunications. The government had been implementing policies to promote foreign investment and improve the business environment.
Overall, the state of the Kenyan economy in 2021 was characterized by a slow but steady recovery from the impact of the pandemic, with progress being made in various sectors. However, challenges such as high public debt and inequality remain.