Kenyans to dig deeper in their pockets for sugar

Butali sugar retailing at sh.430 for the 2kg packet./Elizabeth Mutinda


Kenyans will have to dig deeper into their pockets for a sweet cup of tea as the cost of living continues to go up.

The price of sugar has risen from an average of sh.150 at the beginning of the year to the current price of over sh.205 per kilogram, depending on the retailer.

At supermarkets here in Mombasa, the 2kg packet of sugar is selling between sh.415 to sh.430 depending on the brand and retailer.

A spot check by Baraka FM at Naivas and Quickmart supermarkets shows that the 1kg packet of sugar is retailing between sh.205 and sh.215.

Retail shops/stores are selling the ¼ kg sugar at sh.55, up from around sh.25-30 at the beginning of the year.

Meanwhile, a half litre of milk is retailing at between sh.55 and sh.70, while 400gms loaves of bread is selling at sh.65 with the 200gms selling at sh.40.

This is happening even as President William Ruto assured that his government was working to reduce the cost of living.