37, 050 metric tons of maize to arrive in the country next week

A second consignment of 37, 050 metric tons of maize is expected in the country next week.

This would bring the total number of maize imported to cushion Kenyans against famine to 66, 950 metric tons.

On Friday last week, 29, 900 metric tons of white maize arrived in the country and was currently being discharged at the Port of Mombasa.

The Principal Secretary in charge of Transport Prof. Paul Maringa disclosed that Inter Africa Grains PTY of South Africa sold the maize that arrived last week.

Speaking on Monday at the Port of Mombasa, Maringa said three locally based millers had imported the white maize consignment.

The millers were Kitui Flour Mills (10, 000 tons), Pembe Flour Mills (10, 000 tons) and Hydery (P) Limited (9, 900 tons).

The PS confirmed that a total of 5, 100 tons had already been collected by various millers for processing.

Source: Kenya News Agency