Ndindi Nyoro: The cost of bread is cheaper in Kenya than USA

Politics

Kiharu member of parliament (MP) Ndindi Nyoro has said the government has achieved a lot in lowering the cost of basic food commodities in the country.

The Kiharu MP said that the cost of bread in Kenya is much lower than what it costs in the United States.

Speaking during an interview with TV47 on Monday, September 11, Nyoro said prices of most basic food commodities have dropped.

“The government has focused on the production side, such as supporting farmers with farm inputs as an attempt to lower the cost of food, the impact will be felt after a year or more,” he said.

He explained that the fertilizer subsidy was embraced by farmers across the country, and as a result, farmers are expecting higher yields.

Consequently, the cost of maize flour will drop slightly, the Kiharu MP has said.

“The farmers are already reaping the benefits of the subsidized farm inputs because about 70 percent of Kenyans live in rural areas, where the government is expecting greater harvest,” he narrated.

President William Ruto as he officially opened the Nyeri UDA office on September 9, 2023. [photo/UDA]

According to Nyoro, the cost of edible oils has significantly dropped since the Kenya Kwanza government took over the leadership of the country.

However, he dispelled rumors of a cold war between him and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.

This was after rumors emerged about supremacy battles in Mount Kenya region politics involving the Kiharu MP, National Assembly majority leader Kimani Ichung’wah, and deputy president Rigathi Gachagua.

“We are working coherently as Kenya Kwanza government, with our leader President William Ruto, and we are working closely with all the leaders,” he said.

At the same time, he expressed optimism that Kenya’s economy has improved, as compared to how it was before President Ruto took over.

“Our economy is doing very good now; we were in a dire situation when we took over,” he said.

He added that the government has allocated more money for debt repayment to reduce public debts as well as reducing additional borrowing.

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