Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has lauded the government of President William Ruto for what they have so far achieved, in terms of lowering the cost of living by focusing mainly on the prices of basic goods
Speaking to the media on Sunday evening, the second in command noted that currently, the cost of unga has dropped from above Sh200 to Sh178, with some brands retailing at Sh175
DP Gachgau revealed that has passed by one of the Supermarkets and noted that a 2kg packet of Unga is retailing between Sh175 to Sh178.
He has since lauded the government for what they have been doing that has resulted in the unga prices coming down from Sh230 to Sh175 for a 2kg packet.
DP Gachagua noted that the government's long-term plan is to see maize retailing at Sh120 and lower. He noted that what is being done is lowering the production, that is, subsiding fertilisers so that farmers can access it cheaply and plant more for good harvesting.
DP Gachagua noted that the prices of maize are going to go down as the country produces its own maize. He said that the world is now experiencing a shortage of maize, which has affected the importation of maize into the country
He noted that only South Africa is having a surplus of maize, but other countries are also competing with Kenya as the country tied to import from South Africa.
Kenya also tried to import maize from Brazil but the government realized the cost of ferrying maize from Brazil to Kenya will result in even higher prices of unga than the current price.
DP Gachgua has also hit out at Raila Odinga for calling for demonstrations because of unga yet he did not do the same when the same unga was retailing at Sh230 during President Uhuru Kenyatta's reign in power.
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