Frustration as Nairobi is hit by accute shortage of cheap unga
Scarcity of subsidised cheap flour has once again hit Nairobi’s Central Business District despite millers saying they have adequate stocks in their factories.
The shortage of the staple had hit the market on the eve of elections but the situation normalised by Friday last week, only for the stocks to be cleared over the weekend in what the Cereal Millers Association (CMA) attributes to high demand.
A survey from Monday to Wednesday revealed the CBD was facing an acute shortage with Tuskys limiting customers to no more than four packets of two kilogrammes at its OTC branch.
Millers argue that the situation was occasioned by the fact that factories have not been working at their fully capacity since the election week.
“There is no cause for concern. Mills were not working at full capacity during the election period but are now getting back to normal,” said CMA chief executive officer Paloma Fernandez.