Kenyans are facing hard times as prices of cooking oil and maize flour seem to double up on the daily basis.
According to a recent research, the maize millers have run out of stock, this is due to shortage of the product both for locally and hoarding countries by East Africa, while prices of palm oil, have doubled for the past one month.
According to importers, a bag of maize which retailed at sh 4000, now goes for sh 5,800, it has also been confirmed the price of two kilograms of flour is expected to increase from sh 140 to sh 200, as maize flour price continues to increase, the cost of edible oil is also expected to be on the rise, this is because the palm oil importers are facing a serious shortage and supply of palm oil.
This shortage of basic household products are making Kenyans go through hard times as they are staring starvation period due to drought, declined crop and livestock production across the country.
By Asma Shaban