A huge sigh of relief has been heaved by majority of Kenyans as the government takes a big step towards easing the life of many Kenyans. On Monday July 18, Uhuru’s government reduced the price of corn flour from Ksh.230 to Ksh.100.
As usual, here in Daily Hub, we debunk, expose and explain the different viewpoints of several Kenyans, especially on twitter, where keyboard warriors take out their anger by throwing insults to political leaders.
Are people really impressed by this move?
Well, of course people are impressed and grateful to the executive and the entire leadership for easing the struggles of the common Mwananchi. A reduction of the price now means that families can now afford to buy 2-2Kg packets of maize flour, and a bar of soap with Ksh.500.
Previously, you needed at least Ksh.1,000 to even start thinking about buying more than 4 rolls of tissue paper coupled with the above budget of flour and soap.
Despite the online tantrums and several politicians claiming that ‘Wananchi tumechezwa karata’, the economic ease has been felt countrywide with many husbands and wives rushing to the nearest retail shop to purchase what was once regarded rare.
Politics is never politics if there is no opposing party that disagrees with everything that is being done in the country. Just like the sun always rises in the east, Kenyans on twitter have risen to the occasion to show that the government is at fault for ignoring the high prices and taking action less than a month to the general election. Many have claimed that that is a political strategy, but who really cares as long as Wanjiku feeds her family?
Gabriel Oguda, on this matter, decided to throw in some sarcasm by urging the ranting Kenyans to go ahead and buy Unga at the previous price of Ksh.230 and telling the vendors to keep change.
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The Columnist at Nation Media Group tweeted, “Maragolis for Cheap Unga and Mapwoni (MACHUMA) have advised those complaining of reduced Unga prices, that they’re still free to buy Unga at Sh230 and tell shopkeepers to keep change.”
Several other twitter users have claimed that Kenyans should wait until after the elections to know the actual price of Unga.
Nelson Havi’s Stand?
Mess up with the economy, have the prices of fuel and Unga double. Then purport to lower the prices and say, “We are mindful of your plight as Kenyans.”Nelson Havi
This statement was documented by a poster from Kenyans.co.ke
From his twitter account, Nelson Havi explained that there is no discount made on the Unga.
DP William Ruto on Unga
According to Citizen TV, DP Ruto now claims that prices of Unga have dropped because elections are near. The DP stated that Uhuru and the rest of his government previously claimed that the Russia-Ukraine war was to blame for the high prices, yet the war is still on, but the prices have dropped.
Despite this, several other Kenyans have reported that Ruto is part of the government that has lowered the price of Unga and credit should be given where it’s due.
Raila supporters did not get left behind, as Alinur Mohammed thanked Baba for the reducing in Unga price to Ksh.100 in the ‘first 100 days of Azimio Government’. Several replies showed sarcastic sentiments to the aspiring politician, as depicted in the tweet below.
Despite the drop in Unga price, the nation is still amid economic constraint as other commodities are still soaring high in the price Margin.
As per the date of publication, a bar of Menengai soap is at Ksh.270 and a standard loaf of bread ranges between Ksh.55.00-60.00.