The Most Imported Foods In Kenya As Population Growth Poses Danger!
Latest official data shows traders splashed a record-high Sh256.76 billion on food imports in the first nine months of the year, partly helped by a waiver on taxes, which was extended by the William Ruto administration to ease prices.
Goods that were shipped tax-free included white maize, rice, yellow maize, soya beans, soya bean meal, assorted protein concentrates, and feed additives, which were in short supply following a prolonged drought and disruptions in the global supply chains last year
Data collated by the Central Bank of Kenya shows orders of food items from abroad in the review jumped 43.18 percent over Sh179.33 billion a year earlier. The rate of growth was more than two times the pace last year, according to CBK statistics.