The Consumer Federation of Kenya (COFEK) has sounded the alarm on irrational price increases by certain retailers. The consumer lobby says it has received an increased number of complaints on retail chains taking advantage of the impending general elections, high inflation and the Russia-Ukraine war to arbitrarily increase prices of fast moving consumer goods (FMCGs). COFEK lists maize meal, wheat flour, sugar, cooking oil, tissue paper, milk and groceries as some of the goods hit with irrational price tags.