Kenya's currency is in a free fall against the dollar, dropping 30 percent this year to an all-time low. That has increased prices of food and fuel across the country and has pushed more Kenyans closer to poverty, AP reported.
Flour, sugar, the cost of a bus ticket - they're all rising rapidly in what is supposed to be East Africa's premier economy.
The Kenyan shilling is the worst-performing currency in the world this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg News. On Tuesday the currency touched an all-time low of 104 shillings to the dollar. In January it was about 80 shillings.
Kenyan exports - which include tea, coffee and flowers - will do well with the shilling's decline. But economists say Kenyan consumers face rough times.