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Kenya doesn't have a stand-alone tax on sugary drinks: we set out to find out why

By Milka Wanjohi, Research officer, African Population and Health Research Center
Gershim Asiki, Research Scientist, African Population and Health Research Center
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Kenya is experiencing a rise in obesity. Overweight and obesity among women increased from 25% in 2008 to 33% in 2014. An estimated one in four Kenyan urban children are overweight or obese. At the same time there has been a rise in associated noncommunicable diseases. These include diabetes, cardiovascular diseases…

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