It is on a chilly Thursday morning and the ‘Unga politics’ is still attracting varied reactions from across political divides in the country.
This is after President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Wednesday, July 20, announced a reduction in maize flour prices from Ksh205 to Ksh105.
Uhuru said this will help cushion Kenyans against high Unga prices as the globe faces inflation and an increase in food prices. The president also announced the suspension of the Railway Development Levy and Import Declaration Fee on imported maize as one way of allowing more maize imports.
And in an indirect jab at his deputy William Ruto, Uhuru warned politicians against politicizing the rising cost of living without offering solutions.
Uhuru said elective seat-seekers are politicizing Unga prices for their own political benefits. This was after DP William Ruto and his team came out to lash out at Uhuru, claiming he had taken the action to hoodwink Kenyans into voting for his alleged project Raila Odinga.
Do you think the reduction of prices from Ksh205 to Ksh105 has been motivated by political interests in the country? Do you think Unga prices will remain at Ksh100 after the August 9, general polls?
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