Kenya allows local sugar firms to import sugar out of COMESA

Nairobi: The government has allowed the sugar companies in the country to import sugar out of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), to keep check on the rising sugar prices in the domestic market.

As per media reports, the sugar is sold at Sh510 per two-kilo pack. The supply of the commodity in COMESA has declined and there is a need to import sugar from international markets, said President William Ruto.

“There is no cane available for harvesting which has resulted in closing companies. The issue is impacting the sugar sector in the country creating chaos and confusion,” he said.

“The situation would change in the next one-two week as new stocks of sugar are expected to come into the country,” he added.



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