Kenyans are expected once again to dig deep in their pockets as the price of 2kg bag of Unga is expected to hit 100 from Ksh 75 come next week.
The United Grains Millers Association Chairman Peter Kuguru said the rise is due to lack of enough Maize and rising cost of buying the grain in the Country.
“The Sh75 per two-kilo cap being imposed and implemented by the government, is off because we, the millers, cannot afford to sustain that, given that we buy maize at Sh2,300 to Sh2,600 per bag,” said Peter Kuguru.
Kuguru added that when they came into an agreement with the government to reduce the cost of Unga, one sack of Maize was being sold at Ksh 1600 and unlike now when it has shifted to Ksh 2300.
At the beginning of this Month October the government stormed in supermarkets for a crackdown to fish out those selling Unga above Ksh 75 a move that millers have criticized.
The Millers now want the government to release the maize held at NCPB so that they can embark on milling.