President Uhuru Kenyatta has cautioned traders against increasing the prices of essential commodities during coronavirus pandemic period.
Addressing the nation from State House, Nairobi, on Wednesday, 18th March, the President said the government would take stern action against such traders.
This, he warned, was not the season for businesses to make extraordinary profits.
“We have never been against anyone making profits, but don’t take advantage of this period,” he said.
The President insisted that sanitisers, soaps and other products in demand should be available at normal prices.
He revealed that the government would crack down on businesses exploiting the public to make abnormal profits.
“We are closely monitoring some businesses and action on some has already been taken,” the President said.
Manufacturers have also been asked to not create artificial shortages in order to reap big from desperate Kenyans.
The President called for a great sense of patriotism from all the citizens as the government fights the dreaded Covid-19.