Green Vegetables Flood Kenyan Markets Thanks to the Onset of Rains

By David Indeje / May 3, 2018



Sukumawiki Retailing Highest in Mombasa and Lowest in Nakuru

A lot of vegetables have flooded open-air markets in most towns across the country with Sukumawiki and cabbages prices declining thanks to the onset of the long rainy seasons.

Households can now enjoy a variety of vegetables at affordable prices while retailers are counting on low prices for a 50-kilogram bag of Sukumawiki going at a maximum market price of 1,300 shillings with the lowest being 660 shillings.

A 126-kilogram bag of Cabbages, on the other hand, is being sold as follows in selected markets: 3,000 shillings in Mombasa and Busia respectively, 1,650 shillings in Nairobi, 1,600 shillings in Eldoret, 1,500 shillings in Kitale, 1,400 shillings in Kisii and Isiolo respectively, 1.250 shillings in Kisumu and 1,000 shillings in Nakuru.

A 142-kilogram bag of Spring onions is retailing highest in Kitale at 3,600 shillings and lowest in Nakuru at 1,000 shillings as shown in the table below:

Tomato does well in warm climatic conditions and with the ongoing heavy rains, the sub-tropical fruit vegetable continues disappearing from our markets. The rains have destroyed most of the tomatoes I farms and the little produce found is being sold at a bit higher prices.

A 64-kilogram bag of Tomatoes is retailing as follows: 7,000 shillings in Mombasa, 6,400 shillings in Kisii, 6,000 shillings in Kisumu, Nakuru, Kitale and Isiolo respectively, 5,800 shillings in Eldoret and 5,700 shillings in Nairobi.



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David Indeje is a writer and editor, with interests on how technology is changing journalism, government, Health, and Gender Development stories are his passion. Follow on Twitter @David_Indeje David can be reached on: (020) 528 0222 / Email: [email protected]

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