Maize flour will retail at KSh 100 after the government’s decision to subsidize the basic commodity today, Monday.
According to an internal communication document signed by Agriculture PS Francis Owino, maize flour sold by millers will be put under a subsidy for four weeks.
Kenyans will now buy a 2-kg packet of maize at Sh100, almost a drop by half from the hiked price of Sh230.
“The recommended retail price of flour should not exceed Sh100 for a 2kg packet, Sh250 for a 5kg packet, and Sh490 for a 10kg packet,” the statement read.
The Ministry will also send representatives to the millers’ premises and depots to verify proof of maize flour sales in the market.
In recent days, Kenyans have seen a sharp rise in maize and wheat flour, sugar, cooking oil, tissue paper, milk, groceries, and bread.
According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the cost of living went up in May as a result of high food and fuel prices, reaching 7.1 percent, up from 6.47 percent reported in April and 5.556 percent in March.
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