GOK maize flour to reach interior shops by May 21st

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A Tuskys supermarket notice cautioning customers against purchasing more than two packets of GOK branded Unga. [Photo/the-star]

Areas that are yet to receive the subsidised Government of Kenya (GOK) branded maize flour (Unga), will have the product by the end of the week.

Cereal Millers Association (CMA) said the flour would be distributed to all retail shops nationwide, by the end of this week.

Starting Wednesday May 17, in the government subsidy programme, 1 kilogram of Unga started retailing at Sh47, 2 kilograms at Sh90, while a 90 kilograms maize sack retailed at Sh2,300.

In a statement, CMA said: “We are happy to inform members of the public that government subsidised maize flour is already available in a number of small retail shops and kiosks countrywide plus in some supermarket stores like Tuskys, Clean Shelf, East Matt, Naivas and Uchumi stores.”

“We expect all retail chains including Nakumatt and Carrefour to have the GOK stamped stocks by end of day on Friday, 19th May 2017. We therefore expect that the GOK subsidised maize will be available countrywide in all smalls shops and supermarket by end of day Sunday, 21st May 2017,” the statement added in part.

In Nairobi, most of the mentioned outlets had the products on shelves, by Wednesday evening.

Buyers were however limited to buy not more than 2 packets of GOK branded Unga.

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