Even with the harvest season here, the market prices for dry maize have not changed. A 90-kilogram bag was going at 3,600 shillings in Kisumu and 2,400 shillings in Kitale. Green maize is also available in the market where a 115-kilogram bag is as follows across the country: 5,600 shillings in Mombasa, 2,500 shillings in Busia, 2,200 in Kisumu, 2,100 in Nairobi, 2,000 in Kitale, 1,600 in Nakuru and 1,400 in Eldoret.
The market prices for finger millet have gone up in the past two weeks driven by a decrease in the production of the cereal. A 90-kilogram bag was retailing at 7,200 shillings in Eldoret, making it the highest market price, then in Nairobi, the same quantity was being sold at 7,000 shillings, 6,800 shillings in Kisumu, 6,300 shillings in Mombasa, 5,400 in Busia, 4,950 shillings in Kitale and 4,500 shillings in Nakuru.
Here is a summary on the same:
A 90-kilogram bag of Rosecoco beans was being retailed highest in Kisumu at 7,200 shillings and lowest in Nakuru and Kitale where the market price was 5,000 shillings. Njahi and groundnuts have high market prices as compared to other commodities from the legume family. A 110-kilogram bag of groundnuts was being sold at15,400 shillings in Mombasa, 14,300 shillings in Kitale, 13,500 shillings in Nakuru, 12,000 shillings in Nairobi, 11,700 shillings in Eldoret and 10,000 shillings in Kisumu.
Here is a brief summary of the market prices for different commodities across the country:
Sweet and Irish potatoes are in the market and a 98-kilogram bag of sweet potatoes was going at 3,200 shillings in Nairobi and the same quantity being sold at 2,200 shillings in Kitale. Both white and red Irish potatoes in the market had almost the same prices for a 50-kilogram bag.