Fish prices have increased in Nakuru County because of a persistent shortage. Traders at Wakulima Wholesale Market in Nakuru town blamed flooding around the Lake Victoria region for the shortage.
A kilogramme of whole tilapia which was selling at Sh280 a month ago has risen to Sh320 while that of Nile Perch fillet is going for Sh500 up from Sh450.
“The most affected variety is omena because the Fisheries Department has temporarily banned omena fishing,” said Beatrice Achieng’, a fish trader. A tin of omena was going for Sh150 last month, but is now retailing at Sh200.