We’re in the season when maize is just about to be harvested in the high producing areas of the country thus making the cereal available in plenty in the market. As an advantage of that, maize prices are expected to fall in the coming weeks.
Currently, the highest market price for a 90kg bag of dry maize is Sh 3,200 in Kisumu. The same quantity goes for Sh 3,000 in Mombasa, Sh 2,900 in Nairobi, Sh 2,700 in Nakuru and Malindi respectively with Eldoret having the lowest price of Sh 2,600.
A 90kg bag of finger millet on the other hand is retailing as follows in different towns across the country; Sh.8,100 in Malindi, Sh.7,200 in Eldoret, Sh.7,100 in Nairobi, Sh.6,800 in Kisumu, Sh.6.300 in Mombasa and Sh.5,000 in Nakuru.
Here is a summary of the market prices for different commodities across the country:
A 110kg bag of groundnuts is going at Sh.14,300 in Mombasa and this is the highest market price. Groundnuts have the highest market prices as compared to other commodities in the market. The same quantity is retailing at Sh.11,200 in Kisumu, making it the lowest market price.
Mwitemania and Rosecoco beans are also available in the market but the prices vary from town to town depending on availability. For this reason, a 90kg bag of Rosecoco beans is retailing at Sh.7,200 in Kisumu and Eldoret respectively. Njahi oo is available in the market at a 90kg bag is going at Sh.11,250 in Nairobi while the same is retailing at Sh.9,000 in Mombasa, Nakuru and Malindi respectively.
The table below summarizes the information: