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Vol 52 No 9

Published 29th April 2011


Politics of prices

Civic activists and trades unionists are mobilising in Nairobi and Mombasa against skyrocketing food and fuel prices. The Central Organisation for Trades Unions demands a 60% increase in the minimum wage and threatens a national strike. Since January, maize meal has gone up by 24%, wheat flour by 38%, milk by 20%, tea by 33%. The cost of fuel has jumped despite December’s price controls. Overall, inflation rose to 9.19% last month.

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