Worry as meat prices rocket to the highest in Kenyan History

Goodbye beef, hello vegan.

According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) data, a kilogram of beef with bones retailed on an average of Sh420 in September from Sh406, breaking the record of the highest price in Kenyan history.

This has been tied by the reduced supply of cattle caused by drought in the country. The low rainfall in major cattle rearing areas has lead to mass deaths of livestock, leaving over 2.7 million people in need of aid. It has also seen many a farmer sell their beef cattle at throw away prices in fear of a presentiment mass deaths of their livestock.

According to Business Daily, meat dealers at Dagoretti, Limuru and Kitengela cited scarcity of cattle for the price change during this rise in demand.

However, Kenyans are to enjoy cheaper vegetables as prices have gone down. A kilo of Kales is now retailing at Sh41.48 from Sh62.90 in April.

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