Moses Kuria , the Trade and Investments Cabinet Secretary found himself facing the ire of Kenyans on social media X (formerly Twitter) after he posted photos of various discounted food items, including rice, cooking oil, sugar, and baby diapers, at a supermarket.
CS Kuria posted the photos on Thursday, 7, September with the caption: ”It’s Coming Down, Down Down Down.”
Many Kenyans, nevertheless, did not share his joy about the decreases in price. They said that this did not represent a decrease in the cost of living because supermarkets frequently give discounts and promotions to draw in customers.
Muhammad Onyango echoed this sentiment, stating, “Surely Moses! Carrefour has weekly promotions on selected items to boost sales. How can you equate this to a general reduction in the cost of goods and the government working for Wanjiku?”
Jackson didn’t mince words, declaring, “Stop playing with our emotions; it’s all a lie.”
Dr. Evans Richard expressed his disappointment with Moses, saying, “You are a disgrace. How can you visit a supermarket, take photos of their deals, and present them here as evidence of a reduction in the cost of living? Stop deceiving Kenyans.”
Charlie Charlie took a more direct approach, sharing another picture and challenging Kuria, “You want photos? We have photos to share.” He followed up by posting a photo showing the price of sugar as Sh510, suggesting that the cost of basic commodities remained high.