The price of Unga (Maize flour) in Kenya will drop from Ksh 230-100 from today.

This is after the Government of Kenya subsidised the price of production of the commodity for a period of 4 weeks.

In the 4 weeks, the Ministry of Agriculture will pay part of the cost of producing Unga, so as to cushion Kenyans from the effect of rise in the price of the commodity.

As a result of the subsidy, Unga will retail as follows;


50 kg – 2250

10 KG- Ksh 440

5KG – Ksh 250

2 KG – Ksh 100

1 KG – Ksh 52

500 grams- Ksh 30

The Ministry of Agriculture will further deploy a team to conduct market surveillance and ensure that the commodity is sold at the recommended price.

The recent subsidy follows one that would see the price of commodity reduce by Ksh 2 after Government’s bid to suspend the levies on imported maize.

On June 28, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya announced that the government will issue a directive suspending the levies that will lower the price of flour.

Then, the United Grain Millers Association (UGMA), an umbrella organization for both small and large-scale millers, said the move is insignificant and will have little impact on consumers.

“If we can have direct government talk to scrap export permit levy, then the price of maize will come down and this will impact on the cost of the final product,” said UGMA chairman Ken Nyaga.

By Fred Odanga Azelwa.