The fast-food chain, KFC, has promised Kenyan customers that it will secure local supplies of potatoes following a backlash when it ran out of imports.

Its restaurants in Kenya had stopped serving fries because of disruption to shipping caused by Covid.

But Kenyans pointed out that local farmers had ample stocks of potatoes.

Some on social media called for a boycott of KFC, questioning why it needed to bring in the vegetable from Egypt.

A representative for the chain said suppliers had to go through quality assurance.

KFC is the latest firm to be hit by Covid disruption.

A chip shortage in Japan has limited McDonald’s customers to one small portion of fries per person.



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