On August 9, 2022, elections were held in Kenya. Electing a new leader is only one aspect of the elections. Regardless of who wins, the economy needs to be strengthened. This article is published by Deutsche Welle. Here is an excerpt:
Josephine Oguta is preparing traditional greens for one of her customers inside her kiosk in Kibera slum, Kenya’s largest informal settlement. She says the cost of basic commodities has doubled, even tripled. But the price of Kenya’s staple food, maize, is worrying her the most.
“You can take tea without sugar and still survive, you can make greens without cooking oil, but there is no substitute for Ugali,” Oguta said, referring to Kenya’s popular maize meal.
“The cost of maize flour has risen drastically. That’s hurting everyone the most,” Oguta told DW. She said fewer people have been coming to buy from her and admitted that, like many others, harsh economic times had forced her to forego some meals.
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