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We can’t breathe: Kenyans choke under cost of living

What you need to know:

  • Essential food items like tomatoes and cooking oil are fast becoming luxury commodities.
  • The rise in the cost of basic commodities pushed inflation from 5.78 percent in February to 5.9 percent in March 2021.


Wangare Kang’ethe, a greengrocer in Nairobi’s sprawling Pipeline Estate, jokes that she is rich because her small kiosk is the only one selling healthy-looking tomatoes.

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