Standoff in Nyeri over Dutch coffee buyer, prices

Coffee farmers protests outside Ndaroini factory in Nyeri County against the management of Gikanda Coffee Society on January 14, 2019. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The more than 500 farmers delivering their coffee to Ndaroini factory in Mathira claim they have reached an agreement with a Dutch company that has offered them a higher price per kilo.
  • To farmers, the direct sale deal is better because they will have fewer deductions from their net pay compared with the previous experiences.

Coffee farmers in Nyeri on Monday protested against a bid to block them from selling their produce directly to an overseas buyer who is offering them a better deal.

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