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Nyeri tea farmers to show voters card to have their produce weighed

Tea farmers in Nyeri who do not have a voter’s card will not be allowed deliver their produce at any collection centre as leaders join in mobilizing people to register as voters.

Speaking on behalf of farmers at an annual general meeting in Gathuthi tea factory, Mr Julius Mwangi, said they will not allow tea to be weighed if someone does not show proof of having registered as a voter.

The assertion was well received by other farmers who backed his proposal.

“At the delivery point, the tea collectors should not weigh the green leaf for anyone who has not registered as a voter. The voters card will be the proof,” said Mr Mwangi Karuhia, a farmer.


The farmers said that there was an urgent need for people to choose efficient leaders who will deliver their campaign promises.

“Be it an MCA, Women Rep, MP, Governor, Senator or the President himself we need a leader whose agenda centers our interests at heart and beyond,” said Mr Karuhia who was speaking on behalf of the farmers.

Some of them cited better payments for their crop and a raise for their monthly payment from Sh14 to Sh20 as the challenges they would want looked into.

There are 35,000 tea farmers in the county from five tea factories.