Millers have warned of an imminent maize flour shortage in Kenya.
The millers asked the government to intervene to ensure a continuous supply of maize in the country, citing a prior year’s harvest shortage.
According to millers, the current maize supply may only last three to four weeks for western Kenyans.
They also encouraged the government to seek the support of neighboring countries to import the required quantity.
The millers warned neighboring imports would not entirely cover the deficit, and that Ugandan harvests were also insufficient in 2021.
The millers’ warning came following rising maize flour costs. A 2kg pack cost Ksh148.
Prices would soar if the government did not intervene, the millers warned.