With the Third Wave of the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the country, Kenyans have been facing hard economic times. Recently, there has uproar after prices of important commodities such as bread and cooking gas increased.
However, today Kenyans have woken up to bad news after the price of another important commodity is set to increase.
According to the source, the price of animal feeds are expected to increase by 80 percent. This is the fourth time in a row since its first increase in December. One manufacturer disclosed that a 90 kilogram maize is now Ksh 3000. At the beginning of the year, the bag of maize retailed for Ksh 2500.
In recent times, the prices has been skyrocketing especially for those of common household and foodstuff items. For example, cooking gas price rose by a whooping Ksh 350. This is as the country struggles with hard financial crisis. This has led to the Treasury increasing taxes and VAT.
Many Kenyans have been affected by this latest move, judging by the fact that Agriculture supports over 70 percent of the Kenyan economy. Netizens who reacted blamed the government for allegedly making life difficult for them by locking down the country without providing any stimulus plan for the common Mwananchi. See more reactions below:
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