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Edwin Sifuna lauds Ruto’s move to reduce price of Unga

Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna has lauded President William Ruto’s promise to lower the cost of maize flour (Unga) in the coming days.

Sifuna’s response comes hours after the Head of State announced prices of the precious commodity will drop in the coming weeks.

“You will soon start seeing a new price of Unga. This is because we have to balance the prices of maize flour so as to protect our farmers,” explained Ruto during a meet-the-people tour in Machakos.

“You know the maize we import is the work of other farmers but we mostly rely on our local farmers.”

In his socials, the vocal politician without explaining further said the announcement is much better.

“Better. Much better,” Sifuna wrote on his socials while quoting a tweet showing the President’s announcement.

Sifuna, who doubles up as the secretary general of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party and the deputy minority whip in the Senate has been instrumental in championing the Azimio protests aimed at lowering the cost of living.

The talks are also primed to introduce a raft of electoral reforms amid a demand by Azimio leader Raila Odinga to open the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision (IEBC) servers so as to supposedly ascertain who between President Ruto and Mr Odinga won the August 2022 polls.

He recently vowed to boycott the bilateral talks with President William Ruto allied lawmakers if the agenda of lowering the cost of unga is not included in the talks.

“Kenyans are suffering. The people that I represent in Nairobi are keen to know what will happen to the cost of living. I am the end user and if there are no talks on lowering the cost of Unga on the menu then to be honest there is no reason for me to attend the bipartisan talks,” said Sifuna.

Ruto’s announcement on lowering the price of Unga comes a day after Mr Odinga vowed to resume the anti-government protests after the end of Ramadhan.

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