Hike In Kenya’s Food Prices as Festive Season Approach

Hike In Kenya’s Food Prices as Festive Season Approach

Antony Njenga, a shopkeeper in Timboroa, Baringo County, has raised selling prices of most basic household commodities more than twice in less than one month, after similar increases by his suppliers.

Today, a carton of cooking oil, which he bought at Sh1,100 last month, costs about Sh1,250, a bundle of wheat flour which sold for Sh1,300 goes for between Sh1,450 and Sh1,500 and a 50kg packet of sugar, which cost as low as Sh4,300, is now priced at Sh5,000.

“As a result, I have had to adjust prices upwards for the affected commodities when I sell to my clients in retail packages. The suppliers increased prices this month,” Mr Njenga explained

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