Elections are supposed to provide hope of a better tomorrow but all they seem to prove is that we are pawns in a game whose stakes we do not understand.
It is no surprise that ugali has become a key election issue and Kenyans are politely reminding their leaders that they cannot eat ‘politics on an empty stomach’.
One packet of wheat flour, unga ya ngano, can make anything from between 18 to 22 chapatis. It depends on who you ask. A packet retails at kshs 115 and it is cheaper than a packet of maize flour by almost 20 shillings. So chapatti is replacing ugali at least as the urban staple.