President Ruto now says unga prices to go down from next week

President Ruto now says unga prices to go down from next week

President William Ruto speaks on April 14, 2023 at Mavoko in Machakos County. PHOTO | PCS

President William Ruto now says his administration will lower the prices of maize flour beginning next week.

Speaking on Friday after commissioning the Mavoko water supply project in Machakos County, President Ruto assured residents that the government was working on lowering unga prices, further calling on the opposition to be patient.

The Head of State intimated that the recent move by the government to import maize in order to improve food production was underway hence market prices would reduce within the stipulated timeline.

“Mtaanza kuona bei mpya kuanzia next week kwa sababu lazima tubalance. We have to make sure the maize we are importing does not hurt our farmers because it is from farmers in other countries,” he said.

“The most important is the maize from our farmers here in the country because it is the one which will help us and which we depend on.”

He went on to pour cold water on the Raila Odinga-led Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party’s anti-government protests, reiterating that they would not result in any reduction of the cost of living.

According to President Ruto, the opposition leadership caused the current economic hardship by working with the previous regime and therefore should step back and allow him to steer the nation forward.

“Hawa watu watu wa kuweka sufuria kwa kichwa wawache kunisumbua, wangoje nipange hii maneno kwa sababu walikuwa na nafasi ya kupanga walishindwa; si ndio walizubaa hadi bei ya unga ikafika Ksh.230? Sasa wawache kutuletea kiingereza mingi,” he stated.

“Sisi na Governor Wavinya wawachane nasi tupange mambo ya maendeleo huku Mavoko.”


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