KTDA to pay Tea farmers 69 Billion, denies existence of tea cartels

Tea Farmer | PHOTO COURTESY

The Kenya Tea Development Authority has come out to shun claims that it has Cartels mapped in the Kenyan Tea industry. Speaking during a press briefing, Lerionka Tiampati the KTDA Group CEO trashed the claims, adding that Tea has been affected by normal market shocks.

Farmers will be paid a total of 69Billion shillings for the year ended June 2019.

The payout represents an average return of 67% of the total tea revenue, with farmers receiving an average of Ksh 41.27 per kilo of green leaf delivered.

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