Kenyan Smallholder Tea Farmers Receive KSh37.1 bn Bonus 

Small-scale tea farmers affiliated to the Kenya Tea Development Agency Management Services Ltd (KTDA-MS) will receive a second payment of Sh37.11 billion this month for deliveries they made in the financial year ended June 30.

Tea Estate in Kangaita

Tea farmers will receive 371.1 billion shillings as bonus payments for the fiscal year ending June 2022.

According to Kenya Tea Development Authority (KTDA), this is the highest second payment in the last four production years.

Factories in the west of Rift Valley recorded the most significant improvement in payment with an average increase of more than 55.1 per cent, while those in the east recorded a 38.1 per cent growth.

Sanganyi factory registered a 100 per cent increment, Kiamokama (84 per cent) and Kapsara (81 per cent). This year, Sanganyi will pay its farmers Sh48 per kilo of green leaf tea compared to Sh24 paid in 2021.

Region Five – which comprises factories in Kericho and Bomet counties – recorded the highest earnings of Sh15.27 billion. 

Farmers in Region Two of Murang’a and Nyeri counties closely followed at Sh13.19 billion.

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