Kenya sees food prices rise due to low rain

Prices of household food items are on the rise due to the extended dry months of January to early March. Prices of cabbages, kales, avocado, capsicum, spinach, garlic and melon have all gone up.

The rise in prices comes at a time when many Kenyans have lost their jobs following economic challenges caused by the pandemic. The government, in March last year, enforced stringent lockdown measures such as a ban on local and international flights, in and out movements in the four counties of Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Nairobi and Wajir as well as dusk to dawn curfews. reports how, for those who have shut down their enterprises or lost jobs, making ends meet is increasingly becoming harder as food prices have now gone up.

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