Action to contain rising food prices commendable - Esipisu

A shopper checks the price of a packet of maize at a Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi on May 18, 2017. State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu said the government has taken action to contain rising food prices. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Esipisu said the subsidy is beneficial to Kenyans because it solves the cost problem.
  • Mr Ruto accused cartels of creating an artificial maize shortage and importing the commodity to profiteer from it.

The government has hit back at critics of the recent maize flour subsidy offered by the Ministry of Agriculture, saying it had helped to stabilise the price of the national staple food.

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