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Kenyans query maize imports amid price hikes (bbc.com)

 Kenyans have been facing shortages of basic foods following a drought last year that affected the country's food stocks.

The shortage is such that the price of maize flour, with which people make the staple ugali, is currently twice its usual level, and people living close to the border with neighbouring Uganda and Tanzania have taken to shopping there.

One man is even reported to have killed his wife over a portion of ugali that was too small, The Star website reports.

The government last week imported 30,000 tonnes of maize flour, but Kenyans have been eyeing the shipment of food with suspicion, the Standard Digital website says.[...] MORE