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Relief For Kenyans As Ruto Speaks About Cheap Unga, Refuses To Subsidize It, Vows To Do This Instead

During the August 9 presidential campaign, Kenya's Kwanza Coalition, led by their then candidate William Ruto, promised to lower the cost of living.

However, essential food prices have been rising for more than a month since William Ruto took over from retired President Uhuru Kenyatta.

For example, Kenyans buy a 1kg packet of maize flour at KSh 100, while a 2KG packet costs between KSh 190 and KSh 200.

100owever, the head of state refused to subsidize corn flour.

In a speech on Wednesday, October 5, after marking the first shipment of tea to Accra, Ghana, First Commander said that Kenya Kwanza's first intervention was to reduce the cost of production.

“Our first intervention was reduce production costs to increase our productivity. We will gradually work with farmers to support them in production. I said that we will take a conscious decision to support our production and not subsidize our consumption," he said.

Speaking at the Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC), Ruto said the price of fertilizer will range from KSh 3,500 to KSh 2,500 to KSh 3,000 now.

"I know, our government has provided approximately KSh 3.5 million for our farmers to buy fertilizer at a low price of KSh 3,500.

“We are still working with the fertilizer manufacturer and we want to see if we can get this fertilizer for between KSh2,500 and KSh3,000,” said William Ruto.

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