Sugar shortage? Or just an excess of leeches
I said it once and I'll say it again. The problem with being led by old men is that they enjoy watching the cost of living rise because it reminds them of when their dicks used to do the same. Sometimes they even give the living conditions hand jobs to make them get hard. That is the only explanation to the government’s spectator-attitude towards the ever rising cost of living. And it is getting out of hand considering I was shocked the other day when I realized the cost of a sugar has hit Ksh 200 which is a 100% rise in just about two-three months.
I am NOT an economics graduate but let's apply some good old common sense. What could be causing the shortage? Let's just break down the components and see.
1) Raw Materials: Its definitely not sugarcane shortage. At least none that I have heard of considering they are all over my hood being hawked around in wheelbarrows. Not unless the canes are now walking to the factory and sweating all the juice on the way there. Or maybe the canes have grown some class and are demanding better form of transport to the factory from the normal tractors to taxis and helicopters.
The cost of sugarcane has not changed either. The cost of sugarcane in roadside outlets has not changed. Unless of course it's a ploy by the cane vendors to destroy the sugar millers politically.
2) Processing Machinery: It's definitely not the processing machines. They have not suddenly turned moody and refused to work. Or maybe they want to convince us that - like writers get a writer's block - the machines have developed a grinding block!
3) Cost Of Production: I have not heard of any strikes recently from factory workers that they want pay hikes. And I also doubt the factories have moved to Lavington or Runda thus pushing the cost of rent up. Further, I have not heard of any significant increase in the cost of electricity.
4) Distribution : The cost of fuel is high but all other goods are being transported using more or less the same means. That is unless processed sugar has refused to board anything slower than a jumbo jet. I may not be shocked if I find myself sitting next to two packets of sugar on my next flight.
So where exactly is the problem? Are sugar canes also succumbing to the high cost of living? Maybe soon we will see starving sugarcanes on our televisions pleading for fertilizers and water.
My thoughts? There is no shortage of sugar. Just an overflow of hungry leeches who need some extra money for some Viagra to see their dicks rise again. Until then, I think I'll be taking sugarless tea with my bread and chewing a piece of sugarcane after. The three can then have a meeting in my stomach and decide who needs to merge with what.
And that is the non-sugar-coated bare-naked truth!