Kenyans are now buying a 500ml packet of milk at 60 shillings from 55 shillings previously for long life and 55 shillings for fresh type following the new adjustment by processors. No hope for prices lowering soon.
It seems everything in Kenya is expensive. It will soon become a crime being poor in this seemingly God-forsaken country. I bet it is already a crime given the millions of Kenyans who cannot afford a single meal a day. High prices all over.
From the hiked price of fuel to that of cooking gas, maize flour, sugar, and now to milk. There is no breathing space for Kenyans when it comes to the cost of living. The price of milk has now increased by 5 shillings, hitting hard on Kenyans.
In the new prices, all milk processors have increased the cost of milk by between 3 and 5 shillings for both fresh and long life brands, citing high producer prices in the market. Every time this happens, the consumer is the one who carries the burden.
With the increase in prices, Kenyans are now buying a 500ml packet of milk at 60 shillings from 55 shillings previously for long life and 55 shillings for fresh type following the new adjustment by processors. No hope for prices lowering soon.
The increase in the price of milk comes a few days after the Energy Petroleum and Regulatory Authority (EPRA) increase the price of fuel to an all-time high. This has also led to an increase in the prices of various products and services.
The inflation rate for the month of September is going to rise like never before given that prices of major common commodities are beyond reach for the majority of Kenyans. And now that the shilling is under attack, Kenyans are in for a rough ride.
With the prices up, there are fears that unscrupulous traders will create an artificial shortage to increase the prices even further.