- According to statistics from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, inflation has hit a 57-month high due to rising food prices.
- Official data shows that inflation hit 10.28 per cent in March.
Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has directed schools to purchase their food from National Cereals and Produce Board depots, saying prices there are lower.
Dr Matiang’i said the government had already released the food to the depots that, he added, is a different allocation from that being sold to the public.
“I am appealing to schools management to make requisitions to the board’s management and be sold the commodities with ease,” he said.
Dr Matiang’i made the remarks at Kaplong Girls’ National School in Sotik Sub-County in Bomet County during an inspection of the school’s development activities.
He was accompanied by area MP Joyce Laboso.
The CS presented the institution with a Sh25 million cheque for infrastructure development.