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Cost of Unga drops to a low of Sh130 per 2kg packet, CS Linturi says » Capital News


NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 24 – Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture and Livestock Development Mithika Linturi now says maize flour prizes in all major supermarkets in the country have dropped to a historic low of Sh130 down from over Sh235 last year.

Linturi made the revelation Friday when he conducted spot checks in outlets around Nairobi and Machakos counties.

In Nairobi the Agriculture CS visited supermarkets in Kawangware, Kibera and Utawala and Athi River in Machakos county.

“This morning (Friday), I visited commodities markets in various parts of Nairobi and its environs, including Kawangware, Kibera, Utawala, and Athi River in Machakos County to survey on the prizes of Unga, rice and sugar,” Linturi said.

“I’m happy to note that in all the major supermarkets, the Unga prizes have reduced from a high of Ksh 235 last year to a low of upto Ksh 130 per 2kg packet.”

He lauded framers in the country for what he described as their efforts to feed the country.

The Agriculture CS reiterated that President William Ruto’s administration is working tirelessly to bring down the cost of food.

Linturi’s claims come at a time when Kenyans have continued to decry the high cost of essential commodities in the country.

Despite the promise by the Ruto administration to lower the cost of living, prices of basic commodities remain high.

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