Cash-Strapped Kenyans Drive Demand For More Credit

A new report now indicates that the Covid-19 pandemic is continuing to have an impact on the Kenyan credit market, with banks and lending institutions having to adjust their operations to the current economic climate.

While higher prices resulting from inflation drive increased demand for credit, this can also boost the number of less creditworthy borrowers who may eventually default on their payments. As inflation rates rise, so does the base lending rate, which affects consumer ability to pay loans, writes Wanjiku Njugunah for The Exchange.


Boda Boda riders turn a roundabout to pick and drop passengers along Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi.

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