Maize flour price crosses Sh100 on high costs of transport
The price of flour has crossed a Sh100 mark on the shelves as millers blame the increase on the rising cost of maize. Though the price of maize at the farm gate has dropped significantly, processors argue that the cost of transportation to Nairobi has made it expensive. A two-kilo packet of Jogoo is now retailing at Sh106 from Sh99 last month, Soko is selling at Sh108 from Sh96 while Pembe and Ndovu cost consumers Sh103 and Sh104 respectively. The rising prices will have an impact on inflation as food and energy are major drivers of the high cost of living in the country.