Sorghum Retailing Highest in Eldoret and Lowest in Nairobi

By Vera Shawiza / April 7, 2017


A 90-kilogram bag of sorghum has been retailing 6,700 shillings in Eldoret, 5,000 shillings in Meru, 4,800 shillings in Kisumu, 4,500 shillings in Mombasa, 4,200 shillings in Nairobi and 4,000 shillings in Nakuru.

A 90-kilogram bag of dry maize has maintained its high market prices following the ongoing drought that has affected most parts of the country. The cereal was retailing highest in Kisumu at 4,800 shillings, 4,500 shillings in Nairobi and Mombasa respectively, 3,800 shillings in Meru and 3,600 shillings in Nakuru and Eldoret respectively.

The table below summarizes the market prices for different cereals in selected towns in the country:

Commodity Weight(kg) Nairobi Mombasa Kisumu Nakuru Eldoret Meru
Dry Maize 90 4500 4500 4800 3600 3600 3800
Green Maize 115 2850 8000 2800 1800 2500 3000
Finger Millet 90 7300 9000 9200 7200 6300 8100
Sorghum 90 4200 4500 4800 4000 6750 5000

 

A 110-kilogram bag of groundnuts was being sold as follows: 17,600 shillings in Meru, 16,500 shillings in Mombasa, 13,800 shillings in Nairobi, 13,750 shillings in Nakuru, 12,600 shillings in Eldoret and 11,200 shillings in Kisumu.

A 90-kilogram bag of Njahi on the other hand had a highest market price of 10,800 shillings in Eldoret and lowest in Mombasa and Nakuru at 9,000 shillings.

Here is a summary on the same:

Commodity Weight(kg) Nairobi Mombasa Kisumu Nakuru Eldoret Meru
Rosecoco Beans 90 7200 8200 10000 5400 9900 7500
Mwitemania Beans 90 7000 9000   4800 9900 7500
Njahi 90 9200 9000   9000 10800 8200
Greengrams 90 8500 8100 10000 7200 13500 11700
Cow Peas 90 8000 6750 9600 8100 7650 7200
Groundnuts 110 13800 16500 11200 13750 12600 17600

 

 



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