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Kajiado residents pay steep price for food due to floods

Flooding has taken a toll on Kajiado residents with prices of most food doubling.  FILE PHOTO | NMG
Flooding has taken a toll on Kajiado residents with prices of most food doubling. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Flooding has taken a toll on Kajiado residents with prices of most food doubling. Periodic flash floods have left residents at the mercy of traders out to make quick money. 

In Kajiado Central and Kajiado West sub counties, most bridges have been swept away as others hold on precariously, compromising transport of goods. 

“We cannot access shopping centres as roads are impassable and most bridges have been washed away. We are forced to agree to the traders exorbitant prices,’’ said Momeyan Ntati who lives in Nkuruman village.

Two kilogrammes of maize flour that normally retail at Sh98 is now going at Sh160 in the village.

Likewise two kilograms of wheat flour is selling at Sh200 from Sh155.

The price of a kilo of sugar has doubled from Sh100 to Sh200 with mobile airtime rising 10 per cent.

Kerosene shortage has hit most villages hard. 

Vegetable prices have also skyrocketed.

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