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Sigh of Relief For Kenyans as Flour Prices are Set To Reduce Drastically Following Munya's Directive

Kenyan households which have been feeling the burden occasioned by the rising cost of living and basic necessities such as flour and cooking oil are set to get temporary cushioning from the adverse effects of the economy after Agriculture cabinet secretary Peter Munya withdrew all importation levies for maize and animal feeds.

According to Munya, the directive which takes effect from next month running through 90 days is set to lower the cost of production for flour miller's and consequently the retail price of flour products.

With the radical changes, the clearance of maize tracks at Kenyan entry points will be fastened due to less paper work.

"I have suspended all levies on imports for Maize and Animal feed products effective 1st July, 2022.This initiative is aimed at lowering the cost of maize flour and animal feed in the country for the next 90 days before the next harvest." Read part of Munya's directive.

In the past few days, concerns were raised over the long queues at the Namanga border after maize imports from Tanzania were allegedly denied entry due to failure to meet standards and added custom charges.

The raging maize shortage in the country was also blamed for the rise in prices, with some miller's closing shop due to unavailability of raw materials.

Currently, the price of a two-kilogramme packet of some maize flour brands retails at over kes 200, the highest price to have been realised in the country for decades.

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