Litein residents in Bureti Sub-County are up in arms against unscrupulous traders who are selling the government subsidized maize flour at more than S00 per 2kg packet.
The residents said that most retailers were selling the same for as high as Sh 120 per 2kg maize packet, Sh 30 over the recommended price.
Raeli Chepkorir, a vegetable trader at Litein market, told KNA that they were forced to purchase the commodities at exorbitant prices as they had no option.
Another concerned resident who also spoke to KNA decried the illegal increase in government subsidized maize flour, saying that those increasing the prices were causing disaffection to the Jubilee government.
The residents appealed to the government to carry out investigations and help weed out the unscrupulous traders out to get huge profits from the government subsidies, saying it portrayed the government negatively in the face of the hungry wananchi.
A spot check by KNA reveals that most retailers were selling government subsidized maize flour at more than S00 per 2 kg packet of maize flour.
Source: Kenya News Agency