The price of onions has risen considerably in the North Rift as supplies dwindle, hitting traders and consumers hard.

A spot check at various markets indicated a kilo of the produce is going for between Sh130 and Sh150, up from Sh100 in the past few weeks.

James Kibet, a trader in Eldoret, said the prices have risen due to the disruption of the supply chain by measures to contain Covid-19.

“We get our produce from Oloitoktok and currently we are buying at Sh90 per kilo, up from Sh60,” explained the trader at Eldoret’s main market. Rosemary Rono, another trader, said she has reduced her daily stock because consumers are shunning the produce.

“Most of my customers are unable to buy the onions due to high costs. Onions are now slowly moving,” she noted.

The cost of garlic has also gone up because of scarcity in the market, with most traders relying on China for supplies. A single garlic head or knob is retailing at Sh40, up from Sh30.

On the flip side, tomato prices have stabilised in the region, with a kilo going for Sh100.

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