As the country is amidst election results nostalgia, a controversial announcement has however been made known on Saturday evening by the cabinet secretary of Agriculture, Peter Munya drawing the attention of Kenyans.
Addressing the Nation via a statement, Munya divulged that the Unga subsidy program made effective last month has to unfortunately come to an end following a reason which he highlighted.
"As you are aware, the government through this ministry and other Key stakeholders has been implementing the ongoing maize flour subsidy program in partnership with contracted millers under presidential executive order," he stated.
He further revealed that is not to their wishes to suspend the program but due to National Treasury bankruptcy, they government was prompted to request the agriculture ministry to suspend the program.
"However, due to innadequate exchequer releases from the national treasury, it has been decided that maize flour subsidy program be suspended with immediate effect," he added.
This comes a few weeks after the program was launched, with sh 8 billion put aside for the 2kg commodity to retail at one hundred bob from its skyrocketed price, ksh 230.
In an anticipated manner, Kenyans have reacted without worries, affirming that they are still hopeful that the next government would solve this problem. See reactions below;
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