Action to be taken against millers refusing to reduce maize flour prices

President Uhuru Kenyatta PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: Action will be taken against millers who have refused to lower maize flour prices.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday warned millers who are still selling maize flour at high prices as it did not reflect the significant reduction of maize prices in the country.

“I want to tell millers that we will take action against them because that is exploitation,” said the President.

On Thursday this week, the Head of State called on millers to reduce their prices to reflect the surplus in production as well as reduction of the cost of producing maize.

At the same time, the president called on leaders to go slow on political contests and instead focus on serving Kenyans.

The President said Kenyans need service from those they elected to serve them and there was need for calm on the political front until the next polls.

“We have elections every five years. Why can’t we wait for the next elections,” said the President as he called for national unity.

President Kenyatta said the objective of improving the lives of all Kenyans cannot be achieved if there is disunity among political leaders.

“Kenyans want service from those whom they elected. Leaders should respect each other because when it comes to development it is for all of us,” said the President.

President Kenyatta was speaking at Uhuru Market where he had joined hundreds of Nairobi residents led by Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko in a cleanup exercise also attended by senior United Nations officials.