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7 very basic foods that might no doubt send Uhuru and Ruto home in August
Author: Winnie Mabel
Updated: 6 hours ago
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- The increased cost of living might very well be the reason Kenyans send President Uhuru home on August 8
- To avoid this, the Jubilee government announced a supplementary budget that will see the price of commodities go down, and goods available
- As Kenyans wait to see if this will happen, below are a list of goods that might be behind UhuRuto's downfall Kenyans on social media have been at the forefront of raging against the increased cost of living. In a span of weeks, the cost of basic commodities in some counties has risen by 50%, causing a shortage of supply in shops and markets, or retailers increasing the cost of goods.
The top five goods that are giving Kenyans nightmares with their budgets include the following:
1. Milk- A 500ml packet has risen from KSh 48 to between KSh 65 and KSh 80
2. Maize flour- A 2 kg packet has risen from KSh 110 to KSh 184
3. Porridge flour- A 1 kilo packet has risen from KSh 85 to KSh 115
4. Sugar- A 2 kilo packet has risen from KSh 230 to KSh 400
5. Dry maize- A 2 kg tin of dry maize now sells for KSh 150 up from KSh 80
6. Potatoes- A 7kg debe has risen from KSh 400 to KSh 700
7. Rice- A kilo of pishori rice is up from KSh 120 to KSh 170
Supermarkets are now warning customers to not purchase more than two packets of sugar per trip.
Matters inflation took a political twist as Kenyans blamed their frustrations on politicians. National Super Alliance supporters blamed President Uhuru Kenyatta for either being behind the inflation or doing nothing about it, and the rest blamed Raila Odinga for being partisan in causing the inflation. Some, like Gatundu South Member of Parliament, went as far as blaming the inflation and drought on Raila
The current rate of inflation is 11% with food prices factored in and 3% without food prices. Even the 11% inflation rate is nothing compared to 19% when Raila was co-President in 2011,"
"The current rains will see the food prices come down to reasonable levels by beginning of July. If Raila was more God fearing we could even have more rains hence faster recovery but unfortunately.....At least Uhuru prayed in Nyeri and it rained. May be Raila needs to follow suit in Homa Bay," wrote Kuria on Facebook. In the wake of this, President Uhuru outlined measures he is taking to ensure commodity prices reduce and make them available in retail stores.
These are the most common commodities in Kenyan homes but their prices are frustrating family budgets.
"The president is concerned by the rising cost of essential commodities. He has settled on fresh measures through a supplementary budget to address the situation," said Manoah Esipisu, the State House Spokesman on Sunday, May 8.

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