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Target a 7-10 per cent growth rate in the first two years of the Jubilee Government


  • When made: 2013

  • Where made: Party manifesto

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This was meant to help create a million new jobs for the youth, the party said.

According to the Economic Survey published by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the economy grew 4.5% in 2012, 5.9% in 2013 and 5.4% in 2014. In 2015 it expanded 5.7%, 5.9% in 2016 and 4.9% in 2017. In 2018 the growth rate jumped to 6.3% and fell to 5.4% in 2019.

Over that time, the following new jobs were created:

TABLE: NUMBER OF NEW JOBS CREATED IN KENYA 2012-2019
 

Year Number of  Jobs
2012 659,400
2013 755,800
2014 802,200
2015 844,400
2016 832,900
2017 897,800
2018 840,600
2019 846,300

SOURCE: Various Economic Surveys ( Kenya National Bureau of Statistics)

-Africa Check, Last updated August 2020