Kenya eyes cheap ugali as it imports 6m bags of maize from Uganda

Former NCPB managing director Newton Terer. He ressigned in May following furore over irregular purchase and sale of maize and fertiliser. FILE PHOTO | NMG

What you need to know:

  • Local millers will have access to 600,000 tonnes of maize at $225 per tonne in what will plug a deficit of more than five million bags following poor weather last year.
  • This will curb rising flour prices, which increased to Sh115 for the two-kilogramme packet compared to Sh90 in December after the government ended the Sh6 billion subsidy for maize importers

Kenya has inked a deal with Kampala to buy 6.6 million bags of maize at Sh2,050 each to plug a deficit that has triggered a rise in flour prices.

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