Kenyans react on the new cost of Unga

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,16TH MAY 2017-Just hours after the government announced drastic reduction in the cost of unga kenyans  moved to social media to express their views about the move.They are those who feel the move has come rather too late after they have  suffered already for too long.

They says they do not understand why the government had to wait for so long to move inn and yet the warning  had been issued by the meteorological department of drought.

They  are others who  perceive it as a campaign tool coming in just less 4 months to the general elections.Others appreciated the move by government cushion them from high cost of basic commodities in the country. UPESINEWS.CO.KE has managed to sample just but a few of the views. KISUMU POLITICIAN.™ @AbalaKinyua 6h6 hours ago Maize import was done by private millers. How comes it is packaged as a GOK PROPERTY. Who is fooling who!

NG’ANG’A THE BLOGGER @ItsNjokiKelvin 6h6 hours ago#MaizePriceReduced Greedy sellers will still sell at a hiked price for several days and When the price is raised they too raise overnight.

isaiah chelimo @IsaiahChelimo 40m40 minutes ago

Let Jubilee reduce the prices of unga so that by 8th August we have enough energy to vote them out! ? #MaizePriceReduced
ARIMI’s @ArimisKE 43m43 minutes ago
 We should have General elections annually, that way our concerns will be addressed promptly. #CornManRuto #MaizePriceReduced

Consumers can now breathe a sigh of relief after the government announced a drop in the prices of maize flour, milk and other basic commodities in a bid to cut the soaring prices of basic commodities.

Speaking to the media in Nairobi, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett said that starting tomorrow, a 2kg packet of maize flour will retail at Sh90 while a 1kg packet will go for Ksh.47.

In addition, Bett said that the government has set aside 6 billion shillings for the subsidy programme to ensure millers access the maize.

“To cushion the farmers further, the millers will now access a 90kg bag at 2300 shillings” said Bett.

The Agriculture CS was however keen to note that the window of importation of maize was only open up to 31st July 2017.

Bett further noted that this will continue until product stabilizes and production normalizes.

This comes just a day after the government sought to defend itself against claims that it imported yellow maize in a bid to bring down maize prices in the country.

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