Kenyan Maize Sellers Face Fines As State Moves To Help Consumers

Retailers selling 2kg packets of subsidised maize flour above the recommended price risk a U.S.9,700 (Sh1 million) fine. This follows the publication of a gazette notice giving legal backing for State control of sifted maize flour costs. It is the first time the order has been issued under a 2011 law allowing for price control of essential items.

Residents of Maua, Meru County, pay for subsidised maize flour at Society Stores Supermarket on May 22, 2017.