The Star (Nairobi)

21 August 2014

Kenya Urged to Search for New Tea Markets

KENYA looses about Sh450 million annually on poor tea sales in the international markets, a Mombasa businessman has said.

DL Koisagat Tea Company proprietor David Langat said farmers lack motivation because of low prices.

He was speaking on Tuesday night at a meeting in Mombasa with tea farmers from Rift Valley. Langat said Kenya has a big potential in tea production.

However, he said, the government and private investors should look for new markets for Kenya's tea.

He said Sri Lanka sells more tea to Russia and US, despite the fact that Kenya has better quality tea.

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