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Flour prices set to spike as millers close shop over maize shortage

The prices of the 90kg sack of maize has doubled in the last six months in Eldoret over looming shortage as millers cry foul.

A sack of maize is now selling for Sh4,000 up from Sh2,000 at the beginning of the year.

Maize millers are saying they shutting down operations due to maize shortage and have urged the government to import maize.

Association of small maize millers Peter Kuguru Tuesday asked the government to release maize from the strategic grain reserves.

Kuguru said they have closed their millers due to lack of supplies.

The owner of Joy Millers Caroline Njoroge said the government is favoring select millers in allocation of strategic grain reserves.

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This means that a few millers have access to the grain and hence prices cannot come down since a monopoly is created.

Joyce Kemboi, a farmer in Moiben says farmers are complaining due to low prices in the market. They were speaking to NTV.

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