Kericho wants 30 per cent share of tea revenues

A tea picker in Kericho. Kericho County government is demanding 30 per cent of tea revenue. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Thousands of smallholder farmers under the KTDA and multinationals have made the country the world’s largest exporter of black tea.

  • Kenya’s tea earnings in 2016 stood at Sh120 billion, with the total amount that went through the auction in Mombasa hitting 480 million kilos.

  • The Kenya Bureau of Statistics says Kericho, Bomet and Nandi counties produce 46 per cent of the country’s tea.

The Kericho devolved government is demanding 30 per cent of tea revenue just the way Turkana County benefits from oil.

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