• Ruto said if the election would have gone the other way, Kenyans would have experienced an unprecedented price of unga.
President William Ruto has said the price of maize flour would have hiked to Sh3oo if he had not won the August election.
In a roundtable interview with the media on Wednesday, he said if the election would have gone the other way, Kenyans would have experienced an unprecedented price of unga.
"If you are not sensitive with how things are going in the country and you are not doing anything, not necessarily on the screens but also behind the scene to know what you will do to know how those involved with the food sector don't take advantage of Kenyans," he said.
He was explaining why the price of unga is yet to reduce to less than Sh100 as he had promised during the campaigns.
He said the average price of unga price was Sh230 but now is at Sh190, which he said is still high but they are working on it step by step.
Ruto added that his government has put measures to ensure the cost of living does not go up.
He said they have identified the good seasons to distribute fertilizers to farmers.
"For the season that is in demand which starts in February, we have now ordered six million sacks of fertilizer, we will probably increase it to eight or seven million according to the research we are currently doing to register farmers," he said.