Price of bread goes up as cost of wheat rises

Bread

A supermarket attendant arranges loaves of bread on a shelf at a supermarket in Nairobi in this picture taken on October 12, 2020.

Photo credit: Evans Habil | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Nearly all bread brands have recorded a price rise, with a 400 gramme loaf costing Sh55 from Sh50 and a 600g loaf fetching Sh70 from Sh65.
  • The price of a tonne of wheat has increased by 30 per cent to Sh33,000 from Sh25,300.

The rising cost of wheat has pushed up the price of bread in Kenya for the first time in four years, hitting household budgets at a time milk prices have also shot up.

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