Kapsoit Ward Member of County Assembly (MCA) Hon. Paul Chirchir alias 'Tarimbo' has shunned the move by Tea firms to introduce Tea picking machines. According to the MCA, the introduction of these machines would render thousands of employees jobless. This comes a few days after Kenya joined the rest of the world in marking the International Tea Day.
Through his Facebook page, Paul Chirchir questioned the move claiming that the owners of these Tea picking machines would reap millions of shillings from tea farms in the Green County.
A few days ago, Kapsoit MCA claimed that about 25,000 acres of tea lands were allegedly grabbed from their legal owners during the colonial period.
The introduction of these tea picking machines has since sparked mixed reactions from residents in Kericho County. A huge percentage of people believe that the introduction of these machines would leave employees jobless, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Elsewhere, a few persons believe that the time has come to embrace technology.
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