• On Monday, however, a statement surfaced on social media purported to have come from retail chain Quickmart.
• The statement claimed that government-allied bloggers and senior officials were using promotional prices to claim that prices of commodities have dropped.
Last week, Agriculture CS Mithika Linturi made impromptu visits to various Supermarkets in Nairobi to inspect the prices of maize flour.
During the visits, the CS noted that prices had dropped significantly, from the time they came into office and now. He also promised that they would go further down come next year.
On Monday, however, a statement surfaced on social media purporting to have come from the retail chain, Quickmart.
The statement claimed that government-allied bloggers and senior officials were using promotional prices to claim that prices of commodities had dropped.
It added that this could be misleading.
"We are aware of the continued use of prices quoted on different items on discount/offer in our different outlets by government-affiliated bloggers and high-ranking officials, including at the level of Cabinet Secretaries.
"Against this background, the company would like to clarify that the prices displayed on the various items under promotion are greatly discounted. Therefore, using these prices only as the basis to launch a claim of a significant drop in the cost of basic goods like maize flour in the country may be misleading," it claims.
However, Quickmart, through its official social media pages, said the statement did not originate from their management.
The retail chain said the statement was false and should be ignored by Kenyans.
Quickmart urged Kenyans to follow their official social media pages for authentic information.
"Beware of misinformation! The above message is FALSE and should be IGNORED. Follow our official pages Quickmart Kenya (Facebook, Instagram & X) for authentic information regarding Quickmart."