Kenyan President William Ruto on Sunday, April 9, announced when Kenyans should start expecting lower food prices.

While speaking during a Sunday service at African Inland Church (AIC), in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, the President revealed that he was aware that many Kenyans were suffering.

Ruto revealed that the government was doing everything in its power to alleviate the suffering. 

‘I know we have a big debate across the country about the cost of living and how we need to reduce food prices.

Maize flour stocked at a supermarket in Kenya

As a government, we have imported a lot of food and beginning this week, it will get to the market,” the President told Kenyans.

The Head of State though warned Kenyans that this would only be a temporary relief.

“Lowering food prices boils down to what we do as farmers and the solution is to produce food locally,” he explained the long-term solution to food insecurity in the country.

On Sunday, March 12, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi announced that the government would import 2 million metric tonnes of various duty-free food.

“We expect accredited traders will bring in duty-free 1.4 million metric tonnes of imported white maize, 1.1 million metric tonnes of rice and 500,000 metric tonnes of yellow maize,” the CS announced back then.

At that time, Linturi announced that the food would arrive in Kenya starting April 5, 2023.

By Kenyans

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