Dry Maize, (Tanzania – Mahindi) is Kenya’s staple food. Retail Ksh48($0.48)/kg; Wholesale Price Ksh47($0.47)/kg; 90Kg Bag Ksh4,270($42.70). The Government of Kenya Ministry of Agriculture reported market wholesale price/90kg bag at Nairobi, Ksh3,400($34), Mombasa, Ksh3,800($38), Kisumu Ksh4,000($40)/bag, Nakuru Ksh3,000($30)/bag, Eldoret Ksh3,200($32)/bag, Kakamega Ksh3,200($32), Kitale, Ksh3,300($33), Kajiado Ksh3,200($32), Malindi Ksh3,600($36). RATIN reports Wholesale prices/kg of South Sudan, Juba Ksh445($4.45)/kg, Burundi, Gitega, Ksh24($0.24)/kg, Uganda, Kasese, Ksh29($0.29)/kg, Busia Ksh37($0.37), Tanzania, Iringa, Ksh26(0.26)/kg, Arusha, Ksh22($0.22), Dar Ksh33($0.33), Uganda, Busia, Ksh37($0.37), DRC, Likasi, Ksh52($0.52), Kenya, Nairobi Ksh38($0.38).
Muthokoi (De-husk) Maize, is a popular alternative to regular dried maize. Often cooked with beans, or other legumes. Retail Ksh67($0.67)/kg, Wholesale Price Ksh65($0.65)/kg, 90Kg Bag Ksh5,870($58.7); Government of Kenya Ministry of Agriculture did not report on this commodity price.
Yellow Maize. Not very popular for Kenyan domestic consumption. Retail Ksh45($0.45)/kg, Wholesale Price Ksh42($0.42)/kg, 90Kg Bag Ksh3,770($37.70); Government of Kenya Ministry of Agriculture does not report a Nairobi Market price.
Popcorn, while very popular in Kenya, and is imported mostly from South Africa. Retail Ksh177($1.77)/kg; Wholesale Price Ksh159($1.59); 25Kg Bag Ksh3,975($39.75); Government of Kenya Ministry of Agriculture did not report on this price.
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