Push for the interests of tea farmers-new KTDA officials told

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Former Konoin MP Dr. Julius Kones
Former Konoin MP Dr. Julius Kones

The newly elected Directors of Kenya Tea Development Authority and Kaptumo factories in Nandi have been told to consider pushing for the interests of farmers and ensure sanity prevails.

The former Konoin MP Dr Julius Kones who oversaw the KTDA/Kaptumo tea factory elections of the directors, said he is over whelmed on how the farmers exercised their democratic rights by electing the new team and sending home the old team.

“Am glad that the entire team has been send home and the new team installed. Am hopeful that the new team will work hand in hand with farmers and push for their interests not like the old team who had no interests at all to farmers,” Kones affirmed.

The elected new officials (Directors) are Robert Kipkemoi from South West who was elected un opposed, Alfred Mwei from Central, Richard Kemoi from East, Noah Choge from Olessos zone, Kennedy Tanui from South East and Nelson Bitok from North zone respectively.

Speaking to journalists at Kapsabet show ground after the conclusion of the election exercise, the newly elected officials lauded the efforts of tea farmers in believing in them and according them a chance to lead them saying they will do their best always to ensure farmers’ needs and plight are fully addressed and solved amicably.

They revealed that tea farmers have been suffering for a long time without any amicable solution thus are ready and determined to address the plight of farmers without any influence.