Thousands of Tea Farmers in Bonet county have travelled to Mogogosiek, Ngererit Primary School grounds for the elections of KTDA Directors which is scheduled for today.According to the statement by the KTDA Board, Elections for the directors are being held after every 3 years.In the past, ballots were cast according to shares based on production.
A farmer plucking tea.Photo/courtesy. Tea farmers loose thousand of shillings every year around October to cons in tea growing zones of Bomet county. The farmers transact businesses in the townships of Bomet,Sotik,Litien and Kericho They throng to these towns since October is the season the farmers get bonuses for tea delivered to factories for the year. Some of them come with wads of currency notes to bars and clubs to show off and ultimately they fall prey and are robbed of their money. Many people parade
New Directives have been issued by the Ministry of Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, Peter Munya as reprieve to Tea Farmers in Kenya. Amongst the new raft measures include a restructuring in the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) in a bid to cushion the farmers and also weed out cartels in the Tea industry. They include, all teas produced in Kenya for the export market shall be sold exclusively through the auction process. Henceforth, sale by private treat commonly known as Direct Sales Overseas is outlawed.
The Kenya shilling has hit a low of Ksh 108 against the dollar. This implies that some Kenyans are staring at a gloomy festive season while others are smiling to the bank. The fall in the shilling against the dollar has been occasioned by deterioration in the country's external interaction- more dollars are leaving the country. The Central Bank of Kenya governor, Patrick Njoroge, said in one of the local TV station that"When you have a well organized market, you have a rate that is appropriate for both buyers
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.
From wanton destruction of the environment, disturbing the dead through harvesting sand near graves, to eating up parcels of land along the lake’s shores, the harvesters are wreaking havoc in Usoma area around the Kisumu International Airport. Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has made a last minute passionate appeal to senators to pass the Tea Bill in a bid to save farmers from cartels hindering the growth of the sector. The approval made on Monday is expected to signal better fortunes for tea farmers
The Senate authorization made today is anticipated to toot promising successes for tea farmers across the country as the bill expands the legislation in the industry. The bill attempts to stabilize the Tea Board of Kenya. This will improve the status of the farmers as there will be a direct chain to benefit the tea producers. The middleman is the reason for poor services and returns to the tea farmers. The bill strives to initiate a transparent connection between the producer and the consumer. There will be