Last updated: 13 july, 2009 - 12:10 GMT

Kenyans dig deeper as food prices bite

Nairobi market

Some Kenyans are pushing for price controls to help curb the rising costs of staple products such as maize and rice.

Pressures on the government to act are rising, as many Kenyans are having to dig deeper into their pockets to put a meal on the table.

The BBC's correspondent in Nairobi, Anne Waithera, has been finding out why prices have been rising, and who has been benefiting from these high food prices.

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First broadcast on 13 July 2009


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