Dry Maize Retailing Highest in Kisumu and Lowest in Kitale

By Vera Shawiza / August 10, 2017



NCPB Buys 1.6 Million Bags of Maize from Farmers

A 90-kilogram bag of dry maize was retailing at an average market price of 3,700 shillings across the country with the highest price being 4,800 shillings in Kisumu and the lowest was 2,500 shillings in Kitale.

A 90-kilogram bag of finger millet on the other hand was being sold as follows in selected towns across the country: 9,600 shillings in Kisumu, 9,000 shillings in Mombasa, 8,100 shillings in Eldoret, 7,500 shillings in Nairobi, 7,200 shillings in Kitale and 7,000 shillings in Nakuru.

Here is a summary of the same:

Commodity

Weight(kg)

Nairobi

Mombasa

Kisumu

Nakuru

Eldoret

Kitale

Average

Dry Maize

90

3700

3500

4800

3200

4500

2500

3700

Green Maize

115

2400

6000

2000

1500

1200

1000

2350

Finger Millet

90

7500

9000

9600

7000

8100

7200

8067

Sorghum

90

5100

3150

4800

5000

6300

5400

4950

A 90-kilogram bag of rosecoco beans was being sold as follows: 10,800 shillings in Eldoret, 7,650 shillings in Nairobi, 7,200 shillings in Kisumu, 6,800 shillings in Mombasa, 5,500 shillings in Nakuru and 4,200 shillings in Kitale.

A 110-kilogram bag of groundnuts on the other hand was being sold at an average market price of 11,757 shillings with different town having the following market prices: 14,300 shillings in Kitale, 12,000 shillings in Kisumu, 11,990 shillings in Mombasa, 11,250 shillings in Eldoret, 11,000 shillings in Nakuru and 10,000 shillings in Nairobi.

The table below gives a summary of different other cereals that were available in the market:

Commodity

Weight(kg)

Nairobi

Mombasa

Kisumu

Nakuru

Eldoret

Kitale

Average

Canadian Beans

90

8100

8800

5000

4500

6600

Rosecoco Beans

90

7650

6800

7200

5500

10800

4200

7025

Njahi

90

9000

8100

9000

13500

10800

10080

Greengram

90

7700

6300

8800

7600

11700

12600

7117

Cowpeas

90

8200

6750

8800

8100

7650

8000

7917

Freshpeas

51

2600

1750

2500

2500

2040

2000

2232

Groundnuts

110

10000

11990

12000

11000

11250

14300

11757



About Vera Shawiza

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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