In Summary
  • Common brands such as Jogoo is selling at Sh130 from Sh126 for a two-kilogramme packet last week, Ndovu Sh130 from Sh123, Soko Sh131 from Sh123 and Kifaru is retailing at Sh129 from Sh123.
  • Price per two kilogramme packet threatens to take inflation to a short time high.
  • Inflation in January jumped to 9.04 per cent, partly egged on by the rising food and water-related costs as a nationwide drought persists.

The consumer price of flour has rebounded to Sh130 for a two-kilogramme packet after easing last month as food cost threatens to take inflation to a new short-term high.

This comes as millers warn that the price will continue to rise in the coming days as maize supply in the market gets tighter.

Inflation in January jumped to 9.04 per cent, partly egged on by the rising food and water-related costs as a nationwide drought persists.

Common brands such as Jogoo is selling at Sh130 from Sh126 for a two-kilogramme packet last week, Ndovu Sh130 from Sh123, Soko Sh131 from Sh123 and Kifaru is retailing at Sh129 from Sh123.

“The situation is getting worse as we are not getting frequent supplies of maize with whatever produce that we get being milled immediately,” says Cereal Millers Association vice-chairman Mohamed Islam.

Last month, the price of flour dropped from an average of Sh128 for a two-kilogramme packet to Sh123, with millers saying that they were benchmarking the drop with Jamii Unga, which had cut its price, forcing major players to follow suit in order to retain their markets.

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