President Uhuru Kenyatta has cautioned traders in the country against raising prices of basic commodities in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.
The President said traders should conduct their businesses right and justly adding that law enforcement agencies have started taking punitive actions against offending businesses.
“Again as I said on Sunday and I repeat, even to our traders our supermarkets owners do your business, do it right, do it justly.
“Nobody in this country has ever had a problem with people making profit but indeed it is highly immoral if you take advantage of the unfortunate situation to make super profits,” President Kenyatta said.
The President spoke this morning when he met members of the Governing Council of the Kenya Bankers Association Governing Council at State House, Nairobi.
The bankers were led by the Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge who briefed the Head of State on the measures being taken by the banking sector to cushion Kenyans against the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The President commended the banking sector for coming up with a raft of measures and urged the business community to emulate that spirit.
“When it comes to hand sanitizers, when it comes to food, when it comes to goods and services that people need, I am appealing to all our business fraternity to act like our friends in the banking sector,” the President said.
The Head of State said the Government is open and will continue to dialogue with all stakeholders so as to address challenges being faced by citizens as the country battles the outbreak.