After the release of tea bonus prices a year after the revolution in the sector, Bomet farmers are counting losses after their factory didn't give them their desired bonus amount. Motigo factory has downed their tools for three days now demanding that the amount is increased to match other factories.
The factory was expected to pay 28 shillings but the amount the farmers are to receive is 23 shillings per kilogram. This didn't end well with the farmers who are now demanding that the director resigns.
Those who played down the strike and went ahead to pluck their produce are counting losses after angry farmers participating in the strike poured all their produce saying they were encouraging the deeds of the oppressor.
"You cannot be saying you're dissatisfied with the payment and at the same time dine with the oppressors. We also have tea leaves but we joined our fellows to boycott the same until our issues are addressed. It's heartbreaking that our factory Motigo is the only one paying 23shillings while the rest under Kapkoros Tea Factory are paying 28 shillings. We need our money, nothing else," an angry Langat spoke to Nenyon FM.
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