Clues and Solutions to Kenya's Puzzling Food Price Crisis
The government should continue to invest in irrigation, roads and markets, particularly in rural areas, and it should strengthen private sector fertiliser markets. This has been shown to be effective in getting farmers to access and use fertiliser, ensuring that food prices are affordable for the majority of people, writes Timothy Njagi Njeru for The Conversation.
Margaret Njeri in Laikipia East receives relief food from Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri (center) and County Commissioner Onesmus Musyoki (file photo).
Nation, 6 June 2017
Unscrupulous business people in Nakuru, Nyandarua and Samburu counties are repackaging the subsidised maize flour and re-selling it at higher prices in spite of President Uhuru… Read more »
Nation, 5 June 2017
Talk on the high cost of living has been going on for some time now in various spaces, but most notably on social media, where all sorts of jokes have been invented and circulated… Read more »
Africa Check, 4 June 2017
Raila Odinga, Kenya's main opposition candidate, claimed that foreign maize farmers are benefiting at the expense of Kenyan growers following a food crisis. We weighed up the… Read more »
Nation, 31 May 2017
Inflation has hit a five-year high of 11.70 per cent, driven by higher food and fuel prices that have been on the rise since last year. Read more »
Capital FM, 31 May 2017
The country's year -on-year inflation has risen to 11.70 percent in May from 11.48 percent last month, on the back of higher prices of food despite Government's maize flour… Read more »
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 ... Read more »