Low bonuses: Tea farmers want KTDA managers voted out

What you need to know:

  • The farmers decried the high deductions from tea earnings to sustain KTDA operations at the expense of farmers.
  • The more than 30,000 tea growers from various tea factories demanded an investigation into alleged financial misconduct.
  • Most tea factories in the county paid Sh14 a kilo this season compared with Sh26 last year.

Small-scale tea farmers in the Rift Valley want Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) directors removed over alleged mismanagement that led to a low bonus payment this season.

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