Tea farmers in Nandi County have protested the latest drop in Tea prices, to a new low of Sh 19 per kilo against the previous Sh 30.
This comes amidst increased displeasure in the Rift Valley, with many residents saying the Deputy President position has not help people from the region since 2013.
”We were promised better tea prices in 2013. Seven years later things are the way they were, they have gotten even worse,” said Kiplimo Rugut, one of the many farmers who showed up at the Kipchabo Factory demanding better pay.
”What is the need of being the Deputy President if you have not been helping your people from 2013?” Mr Rugut asked.
Rift Valley is one of the regions that overwhelmingly voted in President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy William Ruto in 2013. Among the promises made the Uhuruto duo, was to revise the low tea prices in order to make farmers earn a decent living from their produce.