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Puzzle as Kenya Runs Out of Milk And Cement in Different Regions

by Robert Mwangi
2 mins read

No stock available. This is the regret message some Kenyans are getting when they go to purchase certain goods and products in different parts of the country.

From the social media posts seen by Litkenya.com, Kenyans have noted a shortage of milk and cement.

In most shops, stores, and supermarkets in Nairobi city, it’s seldom to find milk on the shelves. This is despite the fact that there are tens of brands to choose from on a normal day.

Kenyatta family-owned Brookside Dairy and New Kenya Cooperative Creameries (KCC), which is owned by the government, are the two main processors of pasteurised milk in the country.

The dairy processors have not explained what has occasioned the shortage.

Citizen TV news anchor Sam Gituku asked on his Facebook timeline: “Nairobi has milk shortage now?”

The comments section was filled with responses from frustrated Kenyans, who have also experienced the problem.

Odhiambo Levin Opiyo, another vocal voice on social media, posted that he could not find a bag of cement in the whole of Siaya town.

Surprisingly, Kenyans from Nyanza and Western parts of the county mentioned that they had observed the same.

This has prompted Kenyans to believe that the shortage of different goods and products could be artificial and intended to increase the prices of the aforementioned.

In the past, scarcity of certain products, goods, and services have been linked to cartels, who create a problem designed to exploit Kenyans.

We have sampled a few reactions from Kenyans for you.

George Ologi: “Nairobi cows are on the campaign trail. After the August General Election, there will be a glut.”

Dave Mbugua sarcastically said: “This is due to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. We are working to resolve the issue.

Delight Simba: “And that’s how they are coming back with hiked prices.”

Mung’atia Gikunda: “Russia used hypersonic missile that hit cows that produce milk that Ukraine sells to Kenya.”

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