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Crisis: What Kenyans Will End up Paying for a Packet of Unga Starting Next Week as Prices Skyrocket

Kenyans have been urged to brace for more tough economic times during the entire month of May as prices of basic commodities skyrocket.

Barely a day after the government announced shortage in LPG gas and hence an increase in cooking gas prices, Kenyans have been hit again with an increase in prices of Unga.

The latest announcement by the chairman of the United Grain Millers Association (UGMA) stated that due to the maize shortage in the country, Kenyans will have to dig deeper in their pockets to afford Ugali.

Starting Next week, a bag of maize will be retailing at sh4,500 for the 90kg bag up from the current sh4000 a bag.

Due to the increase in prices, Kenyans may be forced to cough upto sh170 or more for a packet of 2kgs. At the moment, maize flour is retailing at between sh135-150 but this will go up starting next week.

The looming shortage has been made worse by the war in Ukraine because Ukraine was a big supplier of non-GMO maize globally.

“Prices will continue going up unless there is interventions," he said.

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