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Woman Representative Waruguru Reveals the Good Work She Did Today

Laikipia Woman Representative Hon Catherine Waruguru today as the Vice Chairperson of the Departmental Committee on Agriculture Livestock, and fisheries led the committee members for an inspection visit of the Kangaita Tea Factory.After which they held Public Hearings from the Tea Farmers, Kenya Tea Development Authority, and the Tea Board of Kenya.

The Hearings by the Sub-Committee, were in regard to a Public Petition presented to the National Assembly by Hon John Munene Wambugu (MP, Kirinyaga Central) on behalf of Tea Farmers regarding the Safeguarding of Public Interest in the use of Kangata Tea Farm land to establish a Japanese Specialty Green Tea Production Factory by the Kenya Tea Development Agency. The petitioners are seeking the National Assembly’s intervention to stop the KTDA from setting up the factory and suspend its intended operations before addressing the concerns of the farmers.

Also of major concern to the Committee, as per the petitioners, was the lack of clarity on the ownership of the over 200 hectares Kangaita Farm Land, with KTDA claiming ownership through a lease agreement with the defunct Kirinyaga County Council making the land now legally under the ownership of the National government.

Before conducting the Public hearings, they also paid a courtesy call to the Kirinyaga County Commissioner Jim Njoka.

This was the beginning of a four-day working tour; Meetings, Inspection Visits, and Public Petition Hearings in Kirinyaga, Embu, and Meru Counties.The committee is also scheduled to hold meetings with Miraa farmers and conduct other Public Petition hearings in the subsequent days.

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