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Nairobi, Kenya

Market prices for cabbage up 125 percent due to low supply

Prices of cabbage have increased by nearly 125 percent due to low supply amid droughts experienced around Kenya. This year, Kenya’s long rainy season delayed by about one month. It also ended in early May. A spot-check at Nairobi’s Marikiti Market showed that the price of a kilo of cabbage has risen from Sh40 to Sh90.

“Low supply of cabbages from farms as well as high demand are pushing up the prices,” one trader said.

Cabbage is an essential vegetable that is consumed by a majority of Kenyan families due to its affordability and availability. An increase in prices is set to make life difficult for them, coming on the back of massive layoffs and wage cuts by companies amid tough economic times caused by the pandemic.

[ Sh100 = €0,77 ]


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