On Tuesday, February 28th, the Kenyan government released a report from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) indicating that basic commodities prices had dropped.
President William Ruto’s campaign promise to lower prices for basic items has been fulfilled, as prices of fortified maize flour and electricity tokens have significantly decreased.
The retail price for a 2-kilogram packet of fortified maize flour has gone down by 2.5%, selling at an average price of Ksh180 in most retail stores.
The price of electricity has also reduced by 2.9% and 3.7% for 200 kilowatts and 50 kilowatts, respectively.
The government has also announced additional plans to reduce the cost of electricity.
In the same period, the price of a 2-kilogram packet of wheat flour has decreased by 2.4%, with most retailers selling at an average price of Ksh191.
Brown sugar is now retailing at an average of Ksh141, while white sugar has dropped by 3.2%, retailing at an average price of Ksh150.
On Sunday, February 26th, President Ruto revealed his plans to ensure that cooking gas becomes affordable for every household.
With this development, many Kenyans can now access basic commodities at affordable prices.