Are you in the market for beans, but have a constrained budget? Worry no more.
A spot check by Sokodirectory has shown that prices for most types of beans in Kitale are relatively low as compared to other markets across Kenya.
A 90 kg bag of Beans Rosecoco is retailing at 7,650 shillings in Kitale, which is much lower than the average price of 8,550 shillings across most markets.
In Eldoret a 90 kg bag of Rosecoco is retailing a price of 8,910 shillings, which is the highest price as compared to markets in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kitale.
Rosecoco is retailing at a uniform price of 8,820 shillings in both Nairobi and Mombasa.
Rosecoco (Nyayo) or Kenya’s kidney beans are the most preferred variety by consumers.
The average price of a 90 Kg bag of beans mwitemania across markets surveyed by Sokodirectory is 7,515 shillings.
Likewise, for the mwitemania variety, Kitale has the lowest price where a 90 kg bag is going for 6,300 shillings.
In other markets, mwitemania is retailing at 7,920 shillings in Nairobi, 7,200 shillings in Mombasa and 8,640 shillings in Eldoret.
Black beans, locally known as njahi, remains the most expensive type of beans with an average price of 12,420 shillings.
Nairobi has the highest price for black beans, where a 90 kg bag is retailing at 13,050 shillings, much higher than the average price.
In Mombasa, a 90 kg bag of njahi is retailing at 12,600 shillings while in Eldoret and Kitale, the same bag is retailing at 11,970 shillings and 12,060 shillings respectively.
The table below shows a summary of the different bean types in Kenya: