Kenya, Uganda protest as maize prices skyrocket

Published on 20 April 2011

Stephen Omandi scratched out the number "55" on the sign advertising buckets of maize and wrote in the new price: 60 Kenya shillings. The price hike amounted to only $0.06. But for the residents of Nairobi's largest slum, where most people live on $1 a day, that 10 percent increase is enough to make the essential food stuff unaffordable.(..)Many of the slum's youngest are fed by the World Food Program or aid groups.

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