The Star (Nairobi)

18 July 2014

Kenya: Tea Farmers Threaten to Uproot Crop

Tea farmers in Embu county have threatened to uproot their tea bushes if they are not paid Sh100 per kilogramme

Speaking at Kianjokoma yesterday, they said the three KTDA factories in Embu county are mistreating through poor payment.

The farmers said their tea should be sold directly to the international buyers.

They said their tea should not be auctioned.

The farmers said the Sh14 a kilo they are paid is making life for them unbearable.

They said tea farming is becoming expensive for them.

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