Government unveils 2kg maize flour for Sh90
Kenyans will now buy a two-kilogram packet of maize flour for Sh90 and a one-kilogram packet at Sh47 after the government in collaboration with millers unveiled the new subsidized maize flour.
The new prices and packaging that includes a red GOK label were unveiled on Tuesday at Kilimo House.
The millers who will have the subsidized flour include Unga Ltd, Jamii Milling Ltd, Kabansora Millers Ltd, Mombasa Maize Millers Ltd, Kitale Industries Ltd, Pembe Flour Millers among others.
Samples of the packed products bearing individual brand name were displayed to the media during the press conference at Kilimo House.
A spot check at major city supermarkets outlets hours before the unveiling revealed that retailers were clearing old stock.
Some supermarkets had empty shelves awaiting the new subsidized stock.
The government on Tuesday offered millers cash to allow them mill flour at Sh2,300 for a 90-kilogramme bag, from the current Sh4,000.
This means the taxpayers will reimburse the millers about Sh1,700 for every imported bag of maize.