Kericho Deputy governor Kirui wants officials out over Londiani crash funds
Kericho Deputy Governor Fed Kirui wants all officers implicated in misappropriation of the Londiani crash victims' fund to step aside.
By Kiprono Kurgat 5 months ago
Kericho Deputy governor Kirui wants officials out over Londiani crash funds
Tea farmers reap big as factories promise to pay higher bonuses
In Gusii, the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) recorded this year's bonus pay at an increased rate of up to 38 per cent.
By Stanley Ongwae, Kiprono Kurgat and Boniface Gikandi 5 months ago
Tea farmers reap big as factories promise to pay higher bonuses
Harvest time for tea farmers as Momul factory declares Sh1.2b bonus
Bonus rates are determined by a factory's income and quality of the leaf delivered. Dividends from the sale of 28.9m kgs of green leaf tea delivered in the last financial year.
By Kiprono Kurgat 5 months ago
Harvest time for tea farmers as Momul factory declares Sh1.2b bonus
Joy as tea farmers in Kericho to earn Sh1.2 billion bonus
Farmers say they had lost hope in the sub-sector but laud the ongoing reforms they hope will continue to increase their fortunes.
By Kiprono Kurgat 5 months ago
Joy as tea farmers in Kericho to earn Sh1.2 billion bonus
Millions wasted on costly county projects as many stall, un-utilised
Auditor General report reveals wastage of public resources on white elephants in devolved units. In most cases, contractors abandoned projects after being paid while some did shoddy work.
By Julius Chepkwony and Kiprono Kurgat 6 months ago
Millions wasted on costly county projects as many stall, un-utilised
I'll not condone violence, Ruto warns protesters
Speaking in Kericho when commissioning a Sh1.2 billion Kimugu water project, the President said the election was over and Kenyans are waiting for development.
By Kiprono Kurgat and Nikko Tanui 7 months ago
I'll not condone violence, Ruto warns protesters
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Sondu: Why there's no end to bloody clashes at border town
Sondu is a cosmopolitan town with several communities doing business there. Clashes have been witnessed in the area since the 1990s, especially during election years.
By Kiprono Kurgat and Nikko Tanui 7 months ago
Sondu: Why there's no end to bloody clashes at border town
Poor pay, bonuses top grievances list of tea farmers ahead of meeting
Farmers have been suffering at the hands of cartels who have been fleecing them of their hard-earned cash. They are upbeat the reforms will be implemented immediately.
By Kiprono Kurgat 7 months ago
Poor pay, bonuses top grievances list of tea farmers ahead of meeting
Ekaterra Tea resumes operations as talks go on
Ekattera Tea Company has resumed operations in Bomet and Kericho counties after suspending its work for more than a month due to fears of insecurity.
By Gilbert Kimutai and Kiprono Kurgat 7 months ago
Ekaterra Tea resumes operations as talks go on
Governor wants police probed over attacks during invasion of tea farms by residents
Governor claims police officers committed atrocities against residents, including rape, and wants IPOA to ensure justice for those affected.
By Kiprono Kurgat 7 months ago
Governor wants police probed over attacks during invasion of tea farms by residents
Calm returns to Transmara after a week of skirmishes
The clashes were reported in the region last week, which resulted to several houses and acres of sugarcane farms being set ablaze and displacement of at least 150 people.
By Kiprono Kurgat 8 months ago
Calm returns to Transmara after a week of skirmishes
Elders call for truce as Kericho governor, deputy fight intensifies
Joel Kimetto, the Secretary General of the Kipsigis Community Clans Association, has termed the fight as unnecessary and meant to derail development.
By Kiprono Kurgat 8 months ago
Elders call for truce as Kericho governor, deputy fight intensifies
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Kericho tea wars: How politicians pitted locals against multinational
During campaigns, leaders promised they would outlaw tea picking machines. In March, a task force recommended a 60:40 ratio of machine harvesting to hand plucking.
By Julius Chepkwony and Kiprono Kurgat 8 months ago
Kericho tea wars: How politicians pitted locals against multinational
Governor Mutai disowns ownership deal with James Finlay
Kericho Governor Erick Mutai has denied entering into an agreement with James Finlay Tea Company over partial sale of shares to a Sri Lankan investor, Brown Investment PLC.
By Kiprono Kurgat 8 months ago
Governor Mutai disowns ownership deal with James Finlay
Ekaterra tea firm suspends operations amid protests over machines
The tea producer said following several attacks on its properties in Kericho and Bomet counties, it had suffered a loss of over Sh170 million.
By Kiprono Kurgat 9 months ago
Ekaterra tea firm suspends operations amid protests over machines
Tea harvesting machines torched by irate youth in Kericho
In October last year, the 10 two-man-held (TMH) tea harvesting machines were set on fire at the Chebown tea estate owned by Ekaterra.
By Kiprono Kurgat 9 months ago
Tea harvesting machines torched by irate youth in Kericho
Governor Erick Mutai in trouble over tea estate deal
Kipsigis elders have petitioned the County Assembly of Kericho, accusing Mutai of ratifying the deal with the Sri Lanka based Browns Investment PLC without consulting them.
By Kiprono Kurgat 9 months ago
Governor Erick Mutai in trouble over tea estate deal
Senate piles pressure on tea multinationals
Ekattera, James Finlay, and George Williamson occupy an estimated 80,000 acres of land straddling Kericho and Bomet counties.
By Julius Chepkwony and Kiprono Kurgat 10 months ago
Senate piles pressure on tea multinationals
17 hospitalised for eating uninspected meat
At least 17 people from Songoliet village, Lemotit Location in Kipkelion East Sub-County are undergoing treatment at Londiani Sub-county hospital after feasting on uninspected meat.
By Kiprono Kurgat 10 months ago
17 hospitalised for eating uninspected meat
Teacher faces police probe for throwing shoe at student
Sub-county Police commander says the victim was caught by one of the female teachers speaking in vernacular. The student claims she sustained head injuries after the beating.
By Kiprono Kurgat 10 months ago
Teacher faces police probe for throwing shoe at student
Eucalyptus trees prized for their timber, but are a bane for the environment
The sharp decline in water levels in Kericho County's rivers and streams prompted officials to ban the planting of eucalyptus trees near riparian land.
By Kiprono Kurgat 11 months ago
Eucalyptus trees prized for their timber, but are a bane for the environment
Taskforce recommends use of machines, workers in tea farms
Technology in the tea industry won't be wholly wished away. Report called on Kericho to negotiate with the large-scale tea producers and other tea sub-sector for a win-win situation.
By Julius Chepkwony and Kiprono Kurgat 11 months ago
Taskforce recommends use of machines, workers in tea farms
Probe on sex for work in tea estates stalls
The chairperson of the committee and Runyenjes MP Erick Muchangi said they are facing an uphill task as no victims are not coming forward.
By Julius Chepkwony and Kiprono Kurgat 11 months ago
Probe on sex for work in tea estates stalls
Ministry pushes to keep children in school
Narok county commissioner Isaac Masinde said the whereabouts of 1,200 learners are not known, adding that the county secondary school admission stands at 93 per cent.
By Kiprono Kurgat and Nehemiah Okwembah 11 months ago
Ministry pushes to keep children in school
Trustees now in dilemma over NSSF directive
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