Price of Eggs Goes Up - Ksh 450 per Tray -
Price of Eggs Goes Up - Ksh 450 per Tray

Price of Eggs Goes Up – Ksh 450 per Tray

Kenyans have to dig deeper into their pockets to buy local delicacy,boiled eggs embellished with salsa, famously known as mayai pasua after the cost jumped from Ksh20 to Ksh25.

This is after the cost of eggs rose by 25% in the month of March. A tray of eggs will now cost an average of Ksh450 compared to Ksh360 which you were used to.

As per Zachary Munyambu of Kiambu Farmers Cooperative Society, the spike in the cost is attributed to a national shortage due to the increase in production cost.

Munyambu said that poultry farmers were ditching the once thriving agribusiness due to high cost of production.

“Poultry farming in the country has now become unsustainable, farmers have closed shop, cutting down the supplies of eggs in the market,” Munyambu remarked.

Aside from eggs, a few fundamental commodities including cooking oil and milk have seen up vertical trajectory in their costs. This has constrained various business close shop because of unsustainable profit margins.

On Tuesday, March 15, viral ‘chipo mwitu’ vendor Bevalyne Kwamboka announced that she will be temporarily suspending her business citing high the cost of potatoes and cooking oil.