Kenya Records 6,246 New Vehicle sales In Six Months

Between January and June this year,  New car sales in Kenya jumped 35%, buoyed by the lifting of some coronavirus lockdown measures. 

 According to the Kenya Motor Industry Association (KMIA), the industry sold 6,246 new vehicles during the first six months of this year, adding that sales slumped in the same period a year earlier after the government imposed strict lockdown measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.  

The Association explained that the first-half figures were also boosted by the fulfilment of customer orders placed in 2020, which had been held up by supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic.
The group also benefited from increased spending by the government on infrastructure projects like construction of roads, the association said, which fuelled demand for light commercial cars.