Hundreds of tea farmers from Kirinyaga County joined by Ndima Tea factory director John Mithamo protested against poor payment of their produce.
The tea growers demanded that Kenya Tea Development Agency be dissolved and reforms be made in the multi-billion sector. They complained about earning peanuts and could not even pay their bills.
Mr. Mithamo and the farmers blamed KTDA for poor payments to tea farmers and huge deductions whereas the cost of production was high. They insisted farmers are supposed to be paid sh.100 or more to benefit compared to the sh they currently earn per kg.