Ruto to Kenyans: Expect lower unga, fertilizer prices
By Peter Ochieng
President-elect William Samoei Ruto has told Kenyans to expect lower unga and fertilizer prices starting this week.
Speaking in Meru County on Sunday during an interdenominational thanksgiving service, Ruto said he held discussions with officials in the ministry of agriculture, adding that he will reveal new fertilizer prices to Kenyans in the coming days.
“I have sat down with ministry of agriculture officials, and I will be telling you the new prices of fertilizer this week. This is because we are starting a new journey of bringing a turnaround in our agriculture,” said Ruto, the outgoing Deputy President.
A 50kg packet of fertilizer is currently retailing at over Sh6, 000, hiking the cost of food production in the Country.
Concerning the price of maize flour (unga), Ruto told Kenyans to expect his announcement on the reduction of the commodity’s prices.
“We must start the journey of reducing the cost of living in the Country.”
The incoming Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces who was accompanied by among others, his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua said he is up to the task of dealing decisively with what he termed as cartels, accused of being responsible for the high cost of living in the Country.
“The cartels leave them to me. The moment I put down the bible after being sworn-in, I and them,” he pledged.
Ruto and Gachagua will be sworn-in on Tuesday.
During campaigns, they promised to drastically reduce the cost of living if Kenyans handed them the mandate to form the government.
Kenyans handed him the ticket on August 09, 2022. Ruto garnered 7.1 million votes, against his main rival, Raila Odinga who managed 6.9.