Prices of commodities continued to push Kenyans to the edge as inflation rates rose again in the month of August.

New statistics show that inflation rate went up by 0.61 percent in last month.

At 8.04 percent, the rate drained pockets of millions of Kenyans especialy on the cost of some food items and electricity.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) on Thursday last week said in a report that the food and non-alcoholic drinks index rose by 1.04 percent.