Thursday, October 6, 2022

Maize Flour Subsidy Program is still on, CS Peter Munya

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary (CS) Peter Munya has refuted news that the government has suspended the Maize flour subsidy program.

This follows news by media outlets through a statement purported to have been signed by the CS that the subsidy program has seized to be in operation with immediate effect.

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Kenyans were already anticipating to pay more to purchase the commodity which is already scarce in the market after the government reduced the price of 2kg unga from an average Ksh 220 to Ksh 100.

The government was forced to schedule a series of meeting with the millers who eventually assured Kenyans of plenty supply in the market, something is yet to be fulfilled.

Even after the second meeting, Kenyans are either hit with the unavailability of the product or limited to only two packets in addition to purchasing an item at the supermarket.

Those allied to DP William Ruto termed the move political meant to strain Kenyans so as to benefit in the campaign period. Among those airing their views was the Deputy President William Ruto who called on the President to act swiftly.

The government has also floated a subsidy program for fuel after the precious commodity was increasing becoming expensive in the country due to external factors including the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

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