The rising cost of living is pushing Kenyans to the edge. It may be even harder on the common mwananchi who has to put food on the table mainly Ugali, in the coming months, it may be unaffordable to have a plate of the Kenyan staple.
It is at this eatery here in Kibra, that people have started to stream in order to be able to get a meal. But all that is evident in them is one cry. The rising cost of maize flour. The cost is too high forcing families to adjust with the current prevailing situation hence reducing the amount of food being prepared in their homes and this is more evident, even to eatery owners such as this forcing them to adjust in the way they prepare the Kenyan staple, Ugali, a meal that many people eat on a daily basis, in order to avert incurring losses.
Many of Kenyans are being forced to adjust, however, maize millers have hinted that they may be meeting with the government in order to find means to stem the current Unga crisis facing the country. Kenya depends largely on agriculture practiced in many parts of the country with maize farmers planting each season with one thing remaining a puzzle is how the prices keep on rising.
Analysts anticipate the prices to continue increasing to a high of 200 shillings by March this year there is need for the government together with agriculture stakeholders to come to aid and help stem the ever rising prices. With the inflation rate hitting as high as 6.3 percent with consumer prices increasing to 4.5 percent in December last year which means the cost of living is expected to go up forcing customers to even dig deeper in order to be able to put food on the table.