Maize Prices Drop

Consumers and millers will be relieved as maize supply stabilizes following the harvest in portions of Western Kenya and the arrival of cheap produce from neighboring countries.

Maize prices are expected to fall from the current Sh5,800 per 90kg bag following crop harvesting in South Rift, Nyanza, and Western, as well as imports from Tanzania and Zambia.

“We’re currently receiving maize from Narok, Bomet and other parts of South Rift. The harvest of the crop in Nyanza and former Western Province has boosted our operations,” Kipng’etich Mutai, chairman of the Grain Belt Millers Association said.

He noted that the persistent rains in numerous regions of the country were disrupting the smooth movement of maize from harvest zones to milling units. 

However, the millers are still having difficulty administering the corn subsidy scheme because shops are delaying payments.