NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s earnings from tourism jumped by almost a third in 2018 from the previous year to 157.4 billion shillings ($1.55 billion), after the number of visitors rose by 37 percent, the tourism ministry said on Monday.

($1 = 101.7500 Kenyan shillings)

Reporting by Humphrey Malalo; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Toby Chopra