Did you know that you will have to pay an extra 3 to 5 shillings for your milk?
Kenyans are grappling with an expensive breakfast after milk processors raised the price days after the cost of sugar went up.
Processors have increased prices for both fresh and long-life milk, citing high producer prices in the market.Chemelil and Kibos sugar mills broke down, leading to a huge backlog of cane to be processed in what has impacted on total stocks in the country.
The cost is even higher in estate shops where a kilo of loose sugar is selling at a high of Sh240 for a two kilo packet from Sh200 previously.
New Kenya Cooperative Creameries managing director Nixon Sigey says that whereas the price paid to farmers increased in March last year, the cost to consumers remained the same.
The increment comes just days after the cost of sugar went up by Sh30 for a two kilogramme packet in retail shops in what the state has attributed to interruptions at the mills.
Chemelil and Kibos sugar mills broke down, leading to a huge backlog of cane to be processed in what has impacted on total stocks in the country.
Processors increased the producer price of raw milk by more than double since March last year, after supply reduction.