Tomato Shortage Across the Country Leads to High Prices

By Vera Shawiza / April 12, 2017

The country is currently experiencing a shortage of tomatoes which is expected to continue with the start of long rains. With this, a 64-kilogram bag was retailing as follows in some selected towns: 7,000 shillings in Eldoret, 6,500 shillings in Mombasa, 5,700 shillings in Nairobi, 4,500 shillings in Kisumu and Nakuru, 3,500 shilling in Oloitoktok and 3,200 shillings in Meru.

A 126-kilogram bag of cabbages, on the other hand, was being sold highest at 3,400 shillings in Mombasa and lowest at 1,200 shillings in Nakuru.

Both dry and spring onions were also in the market and a 142-kilogram bag of spring onions was going as follows: 3,600 shillings in Meru and Mombasa respectively, 2,500 shillings in Nairobi, 2,100 shillings in Kisumu, 1,500 shillings in Eldoret and Oloitoktok and 1,000 shillings in Nakuru.

Here is a summary of the same on other commodities:


As the mango season comes to an end, oranges have started flooding the market and a 93-kilogram bag was being sold as follows: 4,400 shillings in Nakuru, 4,200 shillings in Nairobi, 4,000 shillings in Eldoret, 3,400 shillings in Mombasa, 3,300 shillings in Kisumu and 2,500 shillings in Oloitoktok.

A 90-kilogram bag of avocado was retailing highest in Mombasa and Oloitoktok respectively at a market price of 3,000 and lowest in Kisumu at 1,800 shillings.

Here is a summary on the same.



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Vera Shawiza is Soko Directory’s in-house journalist. Her zealous nature ensures that sufficient and relevant content is generated for the Soko Directory website and sourcing information from clients is easy as smooth sailing. Vera can be reached at: (020) 528 0222 or Email: [email protected]

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