Police arrest four for selling subsidised maize flour at Sh120

Police in Malindi have arrested four traders found selling Sh90 subsidised maize flour at Sh120.

The arrests follows a crackdown on traders who had inflated prices of the staple.

Malindi police boss Matawa Muchangi said detectives disguised as customers arrested the traders at 6am on Wednesday in their shops.

“The four were arrested separately for selling Taifa maize flour for more than Sh90,” he said.

Mr Muchangi said the suspects will be arraigned in court and charged with an offence under the Price Control Act of 2011.

“The crackdown on traders selling the subsidised maize flour at an exaggerated price will continue,” he added.

Members of the public have complained to authorities that traders have been selling the subsidised maize flour at exaggerated price, Mr Muchangi said.

Esther Siamin, a Malindi resident, told Nation that she was forced to buy three packets of wheat flour in order to get a packet of maize flour from a shop.

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