It has been a rough year so far for Kenyans. This is because of the tough economic times that has seen the prices of almost everything sore. This has left a lot of Kenyans especially from humble backgrounds in a really sad state.
One commodity whose price has skyrocketed is maize flour. A 2kg packet of ugali used to go around 90 shillings but it is now retailing at 213. A record high increase in the country. The increase in price has been blamed on diminished maize supply.
It is because of this that the government decided to suspend all levies on the importation of maize in a bid to reduce maize flour prices.
However, the move by the government seems to be insignificant as it will only reduce maize flour prices by 2 shillings. Speaking on the matter, United Grain Millers Association Chairman Ken Nyaga said, "The move is so insignificant, we need a serious government intervention on making the maize available in order to cut down significantly on the cost of flour."
It looks like the maize crisis will continue. Hopefully a solution will be found in the coming days.
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