In Summary
  • The Kenya Dairy Board to probe high consumer prices of milk.
  • Milk processors recently slashed producers price of milk by Sh8 per litre, citing increased supply.
  • The half-litre packet of long-life milk is retailing at Sh50 across all brands while the fresh one is going at Sh45.

The Livestock Department wants the dairy sector regulator to probe the high consumer prices of milk at a time the farm-gate rates have fallen

Livestock Principal Secretary Harry Kimtai said the Agriculture ministry would task the Kenya Dairy Board (KDB) to look at the variance between the price at which the processors are buying milk and what consumers are paying for the commodity off the shelves.

Milk processors cut producers price of milk by Sh8 per litre, citing increased supply.

“The Kenya Dairy Board is the one charged with the regulations and we shall be asking them to examine the variance between the buying price from farmers and the retail price at the shelf to examine if the current cost is justified,” said Mr Kimtai.

The half-litre packet of long-life milk is retailing at Sh50 across all brands while the fresh one is going at Sh45.

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