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Households spend more on phones than energy, water - 5 hours ago, 06:13

Protus Onyango

Families spend more money on mobile phones than on fuel and electricity, according to a World Bank report.

On average, households spend Sh1,501 to mobile phone service monthly.

This is 20 per cent more than the amount allocated to home cooking fuel (Sh1,234), according to the survey done in 15 counties.

On average the households Sh986 on electricity.

Also the average monthly expenditure on mobile phones is a third of the amount that goes to house rent-Sh4,515. 

The report titled, ‘Are they really being served? Assessing effective infrastructure access and quality in 15 Kenyan cities’ was authored by the World Bank’s Sumila Gulyani, Andrea Rizvi and Debabrata Talukdar.

Done as part of the Urban strategy and analytics global solutions group in the social, urban, rural and resilience global practice, the survey covering 14,200 households, was carried out in Eldoret, Embu, Garissa, Kakamega, Kericho, Kisumu, Kitui, Machakos, ...
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