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HOW THEY TOOK FOOD OFF MY TABLE

I just confirmed this why I am not so enthusiastic about the new constitution. At times I find it hard putting my finger on just one thing I should be proud of as a Kenyan. And every time I fail, save for the fact that I am just happy to be alive. Before leaving the house I normally make sure I have the heaviest of breakfasts since I don't eat, or drink anything else before dinner at night, which normally happens at around 12 am.

My day usually starts at 5 am when I wake up to pray then I wash dishes and bathe. After I have taken a bath (which I do reluctantly) I go to the milk shop to buy milk. Today I discovered the shop attendant had changed the poster bearing the prices for the different millimeters. It has been painted yellow. I was happy about that until I discovered the same amount of money no longer buys the same millimeters of milk the way I have been used to.This means their have been a slight rise in prices. This was not all. I went to the nearest mandazi seller in the neighbourhood and I was amazed to see the sizes of mandazi has been reduced, due to.... an escalation in commodity prices.

The same applies to cooking fat, flour, kerosene and other basic commodities. I am yet to check out the prices of Royco Cubes. But as of now I don't feel that so proud about the new constitution. How can I, when their hasn't been an increase in salaries paid to most Kenyan workers, who do a lot of work and are heavily taxed for the privilege! I don't know about you. But I think we need a system to control commodity prices before we all start starving. And mark you I haven't said anything about the house rent I am paying for this small space I call home!

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