Drought pushes dairy processors to milk Kenyans dry

Cow milk. Prices of raw milk have reduced. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Wamae said that there is little fresh milk in the market, and that processors may be forced to import the commodity.
  • The ongoing drought has destroyed pasture. A bale of hay now costs over Sh200, up from between Sh140 and Sh160.

Processors have reduced the prices of raw milk despite a high demand for the commodity, which is in short supply because of the prolonged drought, leaving farmers angry and analysts puzzled.

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