17 November 2012

Kenya: Tea Pickers Resume Work

At least 300 tea pickers from the Kabianga Tea Farm in Kericho West have resumed duty after a two-day strike.

The workers had gone on strike to force the owners of the farm, the Kipsigis County Council, to increase their pay.

Farm manager Joseph Cheruiyoit said the workers resumed duty yesterday after the board of directors persuaded them to.

A meeting between the workers and the directors has been schedulled for next week.

The workers downed their tools on Tuesday and walked 15km to Sosiot town where they demanded to be addressed by Kericho West DC Jamlec Bumba.

However, heavy rains curtailed their journey and they had to wait until Thursday to meet the DC.

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