Kenyan households must brace themselves for excessive prices of fit for human consumption oil and maize flour from subsequent week because of loss of raw materials for the vital food items.
Maize millers have run out of stock.
That is because of scarcity of the product locally and hoarding by way of countries in East Africa, at the same time as costs of palm oil, which makes fit to be eaten oils, have doubled for the past one month.
Kitui Maize mills leader accountant Paul Miiri stated they have already communicated the scenario to the government but no intervention has been made. He stated for the beyond 3 days, the company has not received any supply and if the scenario persists, they will must import even though the assets of maize overseas are hoarding the product.
“We have requested, in useless, the government to move to have interaction Tanzania to launch maize to Kenyans. Tanzania is hoarding maize, at the same time as individuals who are selling have hiked the price with the aid of Sh2,000 in step with bag,” said Mr Miiri. “Reserves at the countrywide Cereals and produce Board have dropped and deliver from local farmers has dried up.