Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has reiterated that he will arrest traders who are selling unga for more than 75 shillings per 2 kgs saying that the directive must be adhered to by city traders.
Sonko stated that the retailers should follow the government’s directive of selling 2 KG Unga at 75 shillings.
He said selling Unga at a different price amounts to fraud.
Early this week Sonko made a similar executive order but did not materialise.
“I am calling on all maize flour retailers be it wholesale in Eastleigh or retail shops or supermarkets to bring down the cost of Unga to 75 shillings or face arrest and closure of their business premises,” said Sonko.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on maize Millers to heed to government directive and ensure they sell ungaa at subsidized prices to ensure retailers gives it at 75 shillings per 2 kg to wananchi.
Kenyatta says the directive still stands and that the the supply of maize to millers has grown tremendously.
He further assured maize farmers that they will be paid beginning today but on the hand issued a warning to those who conspired with Kenya cereals board officials to get the cash alone, saying they will be brought to book.