Tuesday, April 18, 2023 –Prices of various brands of Unga across the country still remain high despite government announcement yesterday that prices had come down.
Taking to Twitter yesterday Monday April 17morning, Statehouse Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed and his UDA Party counterpart now Chief Administrative Secretary ICT, Dennis Itumbi, claimed that the prices had significantly dropped to sh 159 and sh 160 depending on millers.
“Unga prices have started going down just as President @WilliamsRuto had assured Kenyans over the weekend. Prices have dropped to sh 159 and sh 160, depending on the millers. When the President assumed office last year, a 2kg packet was retailing at approximately Ksh230,” Hussein announced
But today Tuesday April 18 morning, various media houses dispatched their reporters to do spot checks and discovered a different story.
For instance, a spot check by Citizen Digital across various supermarkets and retail shops painted a different picture.
In leading retailers like Naivas and Quickmart supermarkets, a two-kilogram bag of maize meal ranged from sh 189 to sh 231.
Ndovu brand is retailing at sh 189, Mama at sh 198, Soko at sh 207, Dola and Jogoo at sh 208; and Hostess at sh 231 at the said outlets.
Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of ICT and Digital Economy, Dennis Itumbi, while supporting Hussein’s sentiments, credited the purported drop to ‘brain power’ by their boss President William Ruto.
This, however, was responded to by a section of Kenyans who questioned the authenticity of their announcements.