President Ruto Commits to Slashing Unga Prices Amid Opposition Pressure

by | Apr 15, 2023 | News, Politics | 0 comments

In a recent address in Mavoko, Machakos, President William Ruto reiterated his campaign promise to alleviate the burden of Kenya’s high cost of living, pledging to reduce the price of unga (maize flour) within his first 100 days in office. This commitment comes despite growing opposition from the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party.

Throughout his campaign, Ruto assured voters that he would focus on easing the financial strain on Kenyan households, specifically targeting the cost of unga—a staple food item for most families. The president vowed to lower the price of a 2kg packet from KSh 200 to below KSh 100 within his first few months in power.

However, as the 100-day mark approaches, Ruto faces numerous obstacles in fulfilling this pledge, with Kenyans still grappling with soaring food prices. Despite the mounting pressure from opposition parties, the president maintained this week that citizens would soon see a significant reduction in the cost of maize flour

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