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Drought Pushes Dairy Processors to Milk Kenyans Dry

15 April 2019

KENYA - Processors have reduced the prices of raw milk despite a high demand for the commodity, which is in short supply because of the prolonged drought, leaving farmers angry and analysts puzzled.

Some have even increased the price of processed milk as farmers continue to suffer.

Early this week, the New Kenya Cooperative Creameries, the only processor owned by the public, announced that it had increased the consumer price of their half-litre long-life milk by Sh5 to Sh55.

New KCC buys a litre of milk from farmers at Sh33 and sells half a litre of fresh milk at Sh50.

Brookside, the largest milk processor in the country, sells a half-litre packet of their brand at between Sh50 and Sh55.

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Source: Daily Nation

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