Tea estate

A worker pick tea leaves at a farm in Nyeri town on February 8, 2021.

| Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

Storm in a tea cup? Not this time as KTDA managers sent home

What you need to know:


  • Despite farmers’ complaints about poor payments, KTDA had maintained a business-as-usual stance.
  • KTDA filed dozens of suits in court which sought to stop anyone from interfering with its activities.

On Thursday last week, several letters were dispatched from the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) headquarters in Nairobi to all the 62 factory managers of the various KTDA-run entities ordering them to take 30-day compulsory leave.

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