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Gross debt in Kenya

The government gross debt refers to the total of all sums of money that have to be paid to other countries, communities or institutions. On the other hand not included in the gross debt are the demands of a country to foreign ones.

The gross debt in Kenya in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 3.3 billion and 68.3 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 68 billion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Kenya a debt of 1,269 USD per person. For comparison: The average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,780 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 22 years in billion USD




YearKenya totalKenya per capitaEU per capita
19983.42 bn USD113 USD12,387 USD
19993.30 bn USD106 USD12,342 USD
20003.54 bn USD111 USD9,877 USD
20014.03 bn USD123 USD9,894 USD
20024.30 bn USD127 USD10,773 USD
20034.93 bn USD142 USD13,433 USD
20045.05 bn USD142 USD15,459 USD
20055.33 bn USD145 USD16,095 USD
20067.02 bn USD187 USD16,570 USD
20077.77 bn USD201 USD18,334 USD
200811.07 bn USD278 USD21,119 USD
200913.30 bn USD325 USD22,222 USD
201015.65 bn USD372 USD26,496 USD
201116.17 bn USD374 USD29,231 USD
201219.77 bn USD446 USD28,064 USD
201324.22 bn USD532 USD29,836 USD
201426.34 bn USD564 USD30,512 USD
201531.12 bn USD650 USD25,813 USD
201634.96 bn USD713 USD26,165 USD
201744.92 bn USD894 USD26,931 USD
201852.87 bn USD1,029 USD28,362 USD
201959.31 bn USD1,128 USD27,095 USD
202068.26 bn USD1,269 USD30,780 USD


Comparison of the gross debt per capita with the European Union in Euro



      Kenya       European Union


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