The situation, however, is showing signs of improvement with the political crisis that brought the country to the brink of violence witnessed in 2007 after a disputed election calming down on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration.

The Supreme Court had nullified a previous election and ordered a new one that was boycotted by the main opposition presidential candidate.

“A sustained recovery is only likely from January onwards as firms once again start to build inventories and thereafter,” Mr Qureishi said.

“Lower political risk could provide the platform for Kenya’s private sector to stage a recovery over the near to medium term, more so as good weather conditions have improved growth prospects for the agriculture sector and reduced inflation expectations..”

Historical data indicates that Kenya’s PMI has been steadily contracting since April owing to political grandstanding.

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