5-Year Jail Term For Anyone Selling Unga Above Sh 90

Some of the subsidised sifted maize flour at a supermarket in Nairobi. /Courtesy

Government has moved to affirm recent price controls on sifted maize flour across the country.

Through a Friday gazette notice, Price Control (Essential Goods) (Sifted White Maize Meal) Order, 2017-retailers found selling the two kilogramme packet of subsidised maize flour above the recommended Sh90 risk a fine of Sh1 million or a five-year jail term.

On May 16, the State announced subsidies of Sh6 billion to maize importers in a bid to bring down the cost of flour.

Maize flour, a staple food commodity in the country had before the subsidy retailing at an average Sh150 due to a regional drought.