Schools as well as employees' quarters in James Finlay Kenya Tea Estates in Kericho are on the verge of demolition in the coming weeks. This is after the labourers working as tea pickers in the Estate were relieved of their duties following the introduction of tea picking machines.
Following the unprecedented sacking of several hundreds of people, schools built in the estates are said to be on the verge of shutting down, a move that has been harshly met by residents from Kericho County. The demolition is expected to commence in the coming few weeks to create land for planting of the green leaf.
Notably, since the importation of these machines, Kapsoit Ward Member of County Assembly (MCA) Hon. Paul Chirchir alias'Tarimbo' has has sleepless nights demanding for the withdrawal of tea picking machines terming the move as "pre-colonialism".
A few weeks ago, the now jobless persons staged peaceful demonstrations about the streets of the Green Town agitating for their rights, whilst calling on the County Government of Kericho for help.
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