In Summary

  • Prices of foods such as maize, beans, green grams and vegetables including onions, tomatoes, carrots and cabbages had risen as demand outstripped supply.
  • Before the elections onions, tomatoes and carrots were selling at Sh40, Sh80 and Sh30 per kilogramme respectively.
  • Customers have been buying food items in bulk to stock in anticipation of low supply after the elections.

Fresh food prices in Nairobi have shot up amid low stocks with vendors projecting a further rise as transporters keep of the roads.

A spot check by the Business Daily revealed that prices of foods such as maize, beans, green grams and vegetables including onions, tomatoes, carrots and cabbages had risen as demand outstripped supply.

“We have been selling what we had stocked since yesterday. We expect prices to shoot up as supply is generally low. Transporters are waiting to see how things pan out in the next couple of days,” said Jacinta Wangari, an onion seller at Muthurwa market.

Before the elections onions, tomatoes and carrots were selling at Sh40, Sh80 and Sh30 per kilogramme respectively.

A kilo of Rosecoco beans was selling at Sh100. They are now selling at Sh60, Sh100, Sh50 and Sh120 respectively.

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