Home NEWS BUSINESS Raila Odinga Urges the Senate to pass the Tea bill just like...

Raila Odinga Urges the Senate to pass the Tea bill just like the National Assembly


The Tea Bill moves to the Senate, after the National Assembly passed it about two weeks ago.
Hon Raila Odinga appeals to all Senators, from across the political divide, to come through for farmers and country Kenya by passing the Tea Bill.

“I have had a chance to work closely with small scale tea farmers since June 2019, in a bid to address the storm that has been brewing in the sector for some time now.” – He says

In the process, he learnt that reforming the tea sector, while extremely urgent, is also full of very personal dangers to those vocal about it.

He wanted to thank the brave and dedicated farmers who took the risk on this touchy, life and death matter to demand the streamlining of the sector.

He also wanted to thank the political leaders in Parliament and outside and the professionals who listened to the cries of the farmers and took up their cause.

“From Nyeri to Meru, Muranga and Kiambu; from Kakamega to Vihiga, Nandi to Kericho and Kisii, tea farmers are suffering because of cartels that have taken over the industry to reap where they have not sowed.

It has been the usual tale of conflict of interest, lack of transparency, impunity that includes disobeying court orders, corruption and wrong attitude that has killed many sectors before, getting entrenched in KTDA.”

He again said Senators must help the country end those ugly dramatic scenes of tea farmers uprooting their crops or promising to do so because the crop no longer pays.

Fixing the tea sector is a critical step to putting the country on a path of economic recovery through agriculture. The Tea Bill is critical to ensuring financial security of the farmers. It could be replicated in other sectors like sugar cane and maize that are equally riddled with misfortunes for farmers.


The Bill will ensure tea auction organizers, buyers, and brokers pay farmers within 14 days from the proceeds of the sale of tea in addition to ensuring that factories pay 50 per cent of the sales to farmers, among other benefits.

Raila noted that We need an urgent revival of Tea Board of Kenya and the Tea Research Foundation, which used to carry out research on the sector in addition to creating efficiency and transparency in licensing of tea brokers and marketing of tea produce.

“Passing the Bill would be an excellent Christmas and New Year gift to our long suffering farmers and economy. It would be the right thing to do.”


Thank you Visiting www.tambua.africa.

We are pleased that you value us very much. Tambua Africa is always on the front run to keep you updated on anything that happens around the globe. Our slogan still stands "Fetching news into The African Continent while taking Africa's to the Globe."

We also have special thanks to our administrator Mr Amos Wanjala for giving us opportunity to reach out to the World.

He is an Administrator from Kenya who is the pillar and pioneer TAMBUA AFRICA. He has been using the platform to promote Kenyan content too from rising talents.

Please CLICK HERE to Subscribe to our YOUTUBE CHANNEL or Search Tambua Africa News and Subscribe. Blessed

We never make profit but we profit the less profited.


Get Tambua Africa News fast loading Android Application Here.

TAMBUA AFRICA NEWS would love your feedback. Post a review to our profile. https://g.page/r/CdZMye-m1FTVEBI/review?np