President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed maize millers to reduce the price of maize flour to cushion Kenyans during these hard economic times.
“This programme of a subsidy of approximately Sh105 per 2kg pack of maize meal is meant to lower the cost of living for vulnerable households as we look for a sustainable solution to the recurrent rising prices of unga every election,” Uhuru said.
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Uhuru said the import declaration fee (IDF) on all imported maize has also been suspended resulting in the lowering of the a 2kg packet of maize flour from the current Sh205 to Sh100.
President Uhuru addressed the ‘unga crisis’ Wednesday afternoon dispelling rumors that he intends to use the move for political reasons.
This comes a day after UDA running mate Rigathi Gachagua said during the Deputy President Debate that President Kenyatta is trying to reduces prices to lure Kenyans to vote for Raila.
“My appeal to the political class is to exercise civic responsibility,” he said.
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