GOVERNMENT ACTING ON TEA PRICES, CS SAID
In May, Bett said Kenya’s production had increased by more than 80 per cent, a situation that saw prices fluctuate to the detriment of farmers. He said the government was hunting for new markets to take up the surplus tea produced in the country. Bett said tea prices at the Mombasa Auction Market dropped by more than 30 per cent. “Currently, only five percent of the tea produced locally is consumed by Kenyans. The rest is exported to various countries,” Bett said in Naivasha.