DP William Ruto under fire for failing to reduce price of unga

DP William Ruto under fire for failing to reduce price of unga
  • Then vice presidential candidate William Ruto promised to reduce 2-kg packet of unga to Ksh60
  • Commodity is currently retailing at Ksh150

Deputy President William Ruto has come under fire from a section of Kenyans for failing to deliver a 2013 election pledge where he vowed to peg the price of a two-kilogram bag of maize meal at Ksh60.

Protestors gathered at the Tom Mboya statue along Nairobi’s Moi Avenue where they petitioned the President Uhuru Kenyatta-led administration to reduce the price of the commodity currently retailing at Ksh150 a kilo.

“On behalf of women in Kenya we request Uhuru to intervene and ensure unga is sold at Ksh30,” a middle-aged woman said.

They carried placards and whistled along the busy street as they vented their frustrations at the high cost of living.

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Placards on show during the unga protest (Photo: Truth FM)

Protesters under the Unga Revolution Movement during today’s protest (Photo: Truth FM)

The price of the 2-kg packet rose to Ksh153 this week, the highest price the commodity has reached in the country’s history, surpassing the 2011 peak of Ksh150.

President Uhuru Kenyatta DP William Ruto former Lands CS Charity Ngilu and Tourism CS Najib Balala on the campaign trail in 2013

Here is the video of DP Ruto pledging to reduce the then figure of Ksh100.

And here’s how Kenyans are sleeping in the midst of the current unga prices

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