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President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned millers that the government will take action against them if they refuse to lower the price of maize flour.

Uhuru said millers should lower the prices to reflect the significant reduction in the price of maize in the country.

The President said it is wrong for companies to charge Kenyans exorbitant prices which are not justified.

“I want to tell millers that we will take action against them because that is exploitation,” he said.

On September 19, millers said they will hike the price of Unga by Sh8 from Sh90 to Sh98 as a result of the 8 per cent VAT on petroleum products.

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More on this: Small millers to increase unga prices by Sh4-Sh8

But last week, Uhuru asked them to reduce their prices to reflect the surplus in production.

Uhuru also directed maize millers to reduce the price of the 2kg pack of Unga to Sh75. 

Read: Sell unga at Sh75, stop exploiting Kenyans, Uhuru and Sonko tell millers

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