Kenyans have hit out at the government for failing to curb the ever-rising prices of basic commodities. [Omondi Onyango, Standard]

Angry Kenyans have taken to social media to complain about the high cost of living occasioned by rising food prices.

Using the hashtag #lowerfoodprices, Kenyans have hit out at the government for failing to curb the ever-rising prices of basic commodities.

They have asked those concerned to intervene and reduce the food prices.

This comes against a backdrop of rising prices of cooking oil, sugar, and maize flour.

According to the latest data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) food prices rose by 8.89 percent in January making it hard for thousands of Kenyans to put food on the table.

A two-kilogram packet of maize is now retailing at Sh120 while a kilo of sugar goes at Sh140 across major supermarkets in the country. Cooking gas, cooking oil and bread have also risen by a significant margin.

Here are some of the comments from the netizens;