The Nairobi County government has begun a crackdown on supermarkets and retailers selling a two-kilogramme packet of maize flour (unga) above Sh75.
The operation, which was conducted in supermarkets in the central business district, comes after Agriculture secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri last month directed millers and traders to sell it at Sh75 or less.
Enforcement officers from the county’s trade department, led by City Hall Licensing Officer Michael Akoko, raided various supermarkets including Tuskys and Naivas along Kenyatta Avenue and Eastmatt on Tom Mboya Street.
“We were carrying out maize flour price compliance operation as part of our routine licensing inspections. We have gone to various supermarkets and most of the have complied with the government advice. It is only Eastmatt Supermarket which has not fully complied but the rest we have gone to have complied,” said Mr Akoko on Thursday.
During the operation, Eastmatt Supermarket was found selling the 2kg flour packet of Jogoo Grade 1 sifted maize meal at Sh85 and Jimbi at Sh82.