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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Budalang’i constituents yet to see the state-ordered Sh90 packets of maize

Bernard Opiyo at his shop at Munani tyrading centre, Budalangi constituency on Thursday./GILBERT OCHIENG
Bernard Opiyo at his shop at Munani tyrading centre, Budalangi constituency on Thursday./GILBERT OCHIENG

A check by the Star has established most wholesale and retail outlets in Budalang’i constituency, Busia, are yet to receive the stocks of cheap maize.

Scores of businessmen and residents praised the national government for ordering the maize.

They say it would save Kenyans from the exorbitant cost of essential commodities. They want the government to urgently reduce prices of other items such as sugar, cooking oil and milk.

“The national government has taken the right step in the right direction by importing affordable maize from Mexico to save Kenyans from hunger.

But it should also reduce the price of sugar,” said Bernard Opiyo, a shop owner at Munani trading centre in Ruambwa.


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