Wheat is an essential crop in Kenya, and its uses extend beyond just wheat flour. Wheat is mainly processed into wheat flour, which is a staple ingredient in Kenyan cuisine. Wheat flour is used to make chapati, bread, mandazi, cakes, pastries, and various other baked goods.
Wheat straw, which is the residue left after harvesting wheat, is used as animal feed for livestock such as cattle, sheep, and goats. It provides a source of roughage and nutrition for these animals. Kenya imports wheat to supplement domestic production, especially during periods of food shortages or emergencies. Wheat imports can be used for direct consumption or food aid programs.