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TEA FARMERS IN NANDI PROTEST OVER POOR PRICES.

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TEA FARMERS IN NANDI PROTEST OVER POOR PRICES.

Tea farmers from Nandi County are protesting the decision by tea buying companes  to reduce the price from 30 shillings to  19 per kilogram.

The more than 3000 farmers from Kombe, Kaptel  Kapsisiywa, Kipchabo and Samoo tea growing regions in Nandi County converged at Chomisia center in  Nandi to air their grievances.

The angry farmers said the economic challenges occasioned by Covid -19 pandemic  had negatively impacted on them,  and any  further reduction of tea prices will worsen the situation.

The  farmers have  threatened to uproot the tea crops and seek alternatives investment which could give them promising returns.

But the management from Kipchabo Tea  factory  attributed the  changes in prices to the forces of demand and supply.

 

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